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Nigeria government urges to explore coal deposit

Steel News - Published on Mon, 26 Mar 2012

Worried by the deteriorated power supply in the country, stakeholders in Nigeria’s power sector have advised the Federal Government to explore coal deposit as additional source of power generation.

The stakeholders, who were mainly managers at the various generation and transmission stations across the country made the call in a communiqué issue after their bi-annual joint generation/operation planning meeting held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital.

The forum noted that Nigeria was endowed with a lot of energy resources hence the need to harness the unexploited sources of power generation capacity to boost power supply in the country. Specifically, the power managers stressed the need for the diversification into coal thermal stations in areas of abundant coal deposit like Enugu, Benue, Nassarawa and Kogi States. Also, it has been observed that the country has the potentials for additional hydro plants at various locations. These should be harnessed as hydro plants have proved to be highly reliable in our hdro-thermal generation mix.

The station managers equally recommended that the four open pits at Kainji power station be developed to further boost power generation and minimise water spillage.

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