Electricity: Egbin Power Station Resumes Operation
Egbin Power Plc has resumed marginal operations after being shut down over a fire incident on February 2, 2022.
The Group Managing Director of Sahara Power, owners of the Egbin Power Plant, Mr Kola Adesina, who declared this in a phone interview with Platform Africa, maintained that though the operation is still marginal with just one 220mw capacity turbine in operation, plans are on going to raise the output to 660 mw before Monday.
The Plant located in Egbin, Ikorodu area of Lagos is the largest thermal power plant in the entire sub-Saharan Africa. It contributes 16 percent of the national grid and its shutdown for safety reason after the February 2 fire incident has caused load shedding from the grid to the 11 Distribution companies (DisCos) across the country.
“The plant is not completely out of operation as erroneously reported. We only shut down as a safety measure but as I speak with you, one unit is back on stream generating 220mw. We understand the impact on the national economy, though it is a sequence but we have mobilised resources to ensure we continue to energise the economy,” Adesina said.