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Nigeria to generate 7 000 mw by 2014

04 June 2013, 12:00

Abuja – A senior official at the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) assured Nigerians of increased electricity generation from 5 000 to 7 000 megawatts by 2014.

Chairman of the NERC, Dr Sam Amadi, gave the assurance during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

"By our projection, we will get up to 10 000 megawatts by the first quarter of 2014, but the commission prefers to commit to a lower figure, which is 7 000.

Amadi also said Nigerians would soon have access to a variety of renewable sources of power, other than hydro-power generation.

"We are going to have solar and other forms of renewable power sources, because the county is making investment towards it.

"Currently, there are private firms that are licensed for solar power generation.

"We believe that in the next couple of years we will have a mixture of power sources,’’ he said.



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