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Electrification: Kano 10MW hydro powerstation ready for commissioning Jan. 29 –Governor

Governor (Dr.) Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State (middle), Inspecting the Tiga Hydro Power Project Photo: Kano Focus

*The Kano State Government explains the 10 Megawatts of electricity generated from Tiga station will be used to power Tamburawa Water Treatment Plant and metropolitan street lights in Kano City

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

In a bid to improve electricity supply to the Tamburawa Water Treatment Plant and metropolitan street lights of the ancient city, Governor (Dr.) Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State says the 10 Megawatts (MW) Tiga Hydropower Station will be inaugurated January 29, 2023.

ConsumerConnect reports the Kano State Government said this in a statement issued Sunday, December 25, 2022, by Malam Abba Anwar, Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Governor Ganduje.

The state said the multimillion Naira powerstation was currently on pre-commissioning test.

Ganduje also gave the assurance of activating the project next January, during his inspection visit to the Tiga Power Plant and Tamburawa Water Treatment Plant.

The governor also commended the efforts of state independent power company, KHEDCO, contractors, and other stakeholders.

He stated: “As it is designed from the beginning of the process, the 10 megawatts generated from Tiga station, will be used to take care of Tamburawa Water Treatment Plant and metropolitan street lights.

“With this, our water issue will be dealt with decisively so also our street light issues will soon become history.”

The statement noted: “While this project will be commissioned on the  January 29, we are still on similar project in Challawa Godge Dam, where we are generating Six  Megawatts.

“For the generation and distribution of energy, the state government established an independent power company, as the  law stipulates.”

Ganduje said: “We came up with Kano Hydro and Energy Development Company (KHEDCO), a limited liability company.

“And all the two needed licences for operations were secured since June 2021 from the  National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). Licences for power generation and distribution.”

In the next few weeks, he stated, the power generated from Tiga will be evacuated to Tamburawa Water Treatment Plant, as all evacuation lines from Tiga to Tamburawa are fully completed.

The governor further said: “What remains now is the final certification from the  Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) and Automation, which is also ongoing and will be done within the next five days, as assured by contractors.”

The Kano State Governor, therefore, assured the cc citizens and residents, that he would do his best to to leave indelible legacies in all spheres of human endeavours.

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