CEM REPORT, POWER | The new Zungeru Hydro Electric Power Project is to be inaugurated by the first quarter of 2023 the federal government says.
The project upon completion is expected to generate 700 megawatts of electricity.
The Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, who inspected the extent of work done so far on the project said three of the turbines have been installed adding that the three turbines can generate 175 megawatts of electricity.
The minister who expressed satisfaction with the level of commitment exhibited by the contractors noted that the Zungeru Power Project is part of the federal government’s strategies to reposition power generation in phases in the country.
He maintained that the completion of the Zungeru Hydroelectric Power Project would add 700 Megawatts of electricity to the national grid.
The Project Manager, Abiy Getahun, said challenges of COVID-19 and insecurity hindered the smooth running and early completion of the project.
The minister also inspected the Zungeru Hydroelectric Power Plant Switchyard at Gusase, a distance of about 30 kilometres from the plant
The Zungeru Dam is the first dam in the country constructed using the Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) innovative dam design technology with the main benefit being a reduction in the overall construction period and embankment footprint when compared to a typical gravity dam.