IBOM POWER RECORDS 198 DAYS WITHOUT OUTAGE AS FASHOLA DISPELS POSSIBLE NATION-WIDE POWER OUTAGE

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  1. Michda2

    Michda2 Member

    Akwa Ibom State Government owned Ibom power plant has produced over 100Megawatt of electricity for one hundred and ninety-eight (198) days stretch without outage.

    The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel had disclosed during a media parley that Ibom Power is the only state owned power plant generating 150MW of electricity.

    He said “If we evacuate the 150 megawatts that we generate in the state today, we could have solved so much of our problems if not all.”

    This feat was accomplished at a time the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola dispelled the possibility of a nationwide power outage.

    Mr. Fashola had faulted a statement by the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Egbin Power Plc, Mr. Dallas Peavey Jr., that the country’s power woes may worsen in the days to come.

    Speaking on the development, the Managing Director of Ibom Power, Engr. Meyen Etukudo said “the uninterrupted power generation from Ibom power plant is made possible due to the installation of a Dead Bus closure technology in Unit #3 of the plant”.


    He said the dead bus technology allows Ibom power plant to supply power to Akwa Ibom State and the neighboring Cross River State when other parts of the country are without power supply from the national grid due to system collapse.

    Speaking further, Engr. Etukudo said the current focus of Ibom power Management is to carry-out a hot gas path inspection also known as turnaround maintenance (TAM) on the biggest of the three installed units in Ibom power plant.

    He said “the last turnaround maintenance on Unit #3 was done about three (3) years ago. We are mobilizing for funds to carry out this turnaround maintenance as soon as possible”.

    Ibom power plant has three (3) units - Unit #1 and #2 both have an installed capacity of 38MW each while the biggest Unit #3 has an installed capacity of 115MW for a total of 191MW installed capacity.
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2016




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  2. RemmyAlex

    RemmyAlex Social Member Curators

    Good for the Akwa Iboms, independent power supply is one of the way out of epileptic power supply, I don't understand why Fashola, one of the proponent of IPP in Nigeria is no more pushing the front for State Governors to own alternative power supply at ameliorating the stress on FG's shoulders.

    We will get things right sooner or later.... God help Nigeria!
     
  3. Samguine

    Samguine Social Member Curators

    198 days!!! That's impressive. How much did it cost Akwa Ibom to implement that technology?
     
  4. Michda2

    Michda2 Member

    Hi Samguine, please that information is confidential. Thanks for your comment though.
     
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  5. Michda2

    Michda2 Member

    We sure will get things right sooner than later and Ibom Power is setting the pace for that to happen. Imagine if all the power plants across the country produced electricity for over 100 days stretch? The impact will be enormous.
     
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