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Lagos State Uses 40% Of Power Generated Nationally Says VP Sambo

 
Speaking during the unveiling of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited Oke-Aro 330/132kV transmission substation in Lagos yesterday Friday May 15th, Vice President Namadi Sambo who was represented by the Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, said The Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company and Eko Electricity Distribution Company account for over 40% of power consumption in Nigeria.

He said this was understandable from the fact that Lagos, which used to be the country's capital remained Nigeria's commercial and industrial hub with a large concentration of industries in Lagos state and Ogun State. Oke-Aro is situated in a border line between Lagos and Ogun states.
"Prior to the advent of Oke-Aro substation, there were only three 330/132/33kV substations in Lagos. One of these three is Ikeja West 330/132/33kV substation which was the major marshalling point for all power plants that flow their generation into Lagos, and this development had thrown the state into a state of great congestion with limited space for safe expansion of capacity for increased flows into Lagos and environs.
"All the 330kV power lines from the Benin and Oshogbo 330kV hubs of the national grid, which were also serving as evacuation lines for NIPP new power plants at Omotosho as well as Olorunsogo, terminated there. Even 330kV evacuation lines for older major power plants such as Egbin in Lagos also terminated at Ikeja West."
Source: Punch

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