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Ganduje fixes date for commissioning of 10 Megawatts independent power station in Kano

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, says Tiga 10 Megawatts Hydro Power Station is set for completion and on pre-commissioning test in the next six weeks.

SOLACEBASE reports that Ganduje expressed satisfied with the progress of the work during his inspection visit to Tiga Power Plant and Tamburawa Water Treatment Plant, on Saturday, as he also commended the efforts of the state independent power company, KEDCO, contractors and other stakeholders.

The was contained in a statement issued by Abba Anwar , Chief Press Secretary to the Governor , on Sunday.

‘’As it was designed from the beginning of the process, the 10 megawatts generated from Tiga station, will be use to take care of Tamburawa Water Treatment Plant and metropolitan street lights,’’ the statement said.

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“With this, our water issue will be dealt with decisively. So also our street lights issues will soon become history. While this project will be commissioned on the 29th of January, 2023, we are still on similar project in Challawa Godge Dam, where we are generating 6 Megawatts.’’

“For the generation and distribution of energy, the state government established an independent power company, as law stipulates. 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 National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). Licences for power generation and distribution,” disclosed the governor, in the statement.

According to the statement, in the next few weeks, 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 power will be generating at 33KV and transmitting at 33KV, he emphasized that, “Power generated from Tiga will be use for our Tamburawa Water Treatment Plant and also for our Street lights. Which will, at the same time help in tightening the security system of the state.”

‘’What remains now is the final certification from 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.’’

‘’Governor Ganduje assured all that he would do all his best to see that he leaves indelible legacies in all spheres of human endeavors before his second tenure ends. ‘’

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