- Sahara Group, owners of Egbin Power Station, on Monday said that the company was working towards attaining 10,000 megawatts in 10 years time.
- Chairman of the Group, Mr. Kola Adesina disclosed this at the 4th graduation ceremony of the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN) Graduate Skill Development Programme (NGSDP) in Lagos.
- He said that currently Egbin power station installed capacity stood at over 2,200 megawatts, while generation had moved from 220 megawatts to over 1,300 megawatts.
- He advised the newly graduated engineers to be more focused and efficient in all their dealings if finally engaged in the system.
“Egbin is working closely with KEPCO to embark on achieving its vision of attaining 2,670MW by 2017 and total capacity of over 10,000 MW in the next decade, if demand permits.
To ensure that this is achieved, plans have been put in place for continuing capital investments as well as robust human capital development initiatives that will involve exchange programmes and training courses for all cadres of staff in Egbin,’’ he said.
- Sahara Power Group sponsored 41 engineers on distribution; 59 on generation, while Taraba Government sponsored 31 on distribution, 12 on generation and 2 on transmission.