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Grid to get 10mw from Katsina wind farm 8 years after

After eight years, the national electricity grid will be receiving at least 10 megawatts (mw) from the Katsina Wind Farm in Lambar Rimi community as it is expected to be commissioned this month.

Daily Trust in this piece analyses the project’s process which was started as a pilot scheme in 2010 and which has taken eight years to complete; apparently six years behind schedule.

The contractors, last week, said a part of the plant comprising nine operational turbines will be commissioned this month, while the others will be completed before the year ends.

If this timeline is achieved, the plant will become the second renewable energy source injected into the national grid after the 1.2MW on-grid solar plant at the Lower Usuma Dam in the Federal Capital Territory; a project worth N3.3bn and donated by the Japanese Government to Nigeria.

Daily Trust, March 13, 2018

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