The Nigerian Petroleum Development Company Limited’s (NPDC) Ido-Ekiti injection substation will add 15MW to Ekiti Power Supply. Once completed the 1×7.5MVA, 33/11kV injection substation is being built by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC).
NDPHC executive director for networks, Ife Oluwa Oyedele, said: “The facility will improve the socio-economic wellbeing of the people of the benefiting communities.”
Speaking in the town during the ground-breaking ceremony of the construction of the substation, Oyedele shared that NDPHC had completed five injection substations in Ekiti state since its inception.
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He said: “The facility is for the entire local government because the power requirement of Ekiti state is in the region of about 250MW. When you add 10 to 15MW to that kind of load, you will see it is substantial.”
“And when you reinforce this, it will relieve other substations of the load that they are presently carrying. It is something that the entire community and its environs will benefit from.”
He said the commencement of the project followed a tripartite ad-hoc committee comprising the NDPHC, Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) and Ekiti state government representative to assess ways of improving supply.
“We have about five already completed distribution projects in the Ekiti state from the inception of NDPHC,” he added.
Oyedele also disclosed that currently, the NDPHC have over 10 projects in Nigeria that are 99% completed.
Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, said that the power supply to the state was grossly inadequate and the substation, when completed, will bridge the supply gap in the state.