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Kano Set to Commission Tiga 10 Megawatts Power Station  

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Kano State Governor, Dr.  Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is set to commission the Tiga 10 Megawatts Hydro Power Station.

The project of one of the Government’s efforts to tame the energy problem in Kano state, to provide power for water treatment plants and street lights among others.

A statement on Sunday by the government’s spokesperson, Abba Anwar said Ganduje was satisfied with the progress of the work during his inspection visit to Tiga Power Plant and Tamburawa Water Treatment Plant, Saturday.

He also commended the efforts of the state-independent power company, KHEDCO, contractors, and other stakeholders.

According to the statement, the power project was designed from the beginning of the process to generate 10 megawatts from Tiga station; the energy will be used to take care of Tamburawa Water Treatment Plant and metropolitan street lights.

“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 a similar project in Challawa Godge Dam, where we are generating 6 Megawatts,” he reveals.

“For the generation and distribution of energy, the state government established an independent power company, as the law stipulates. We came up with Kano Hydro and Energy Development Company (KHEDCO), a limited liability company.

“And all the two needed licenses for operations were secured since June 2021 by National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). Licenses for power generation and distribution,” Ganduje disclosed.

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, he added.

The power will be generated at 33KV and transmitted at 33KV, “Power generated from Tiga will be used 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,” he emphasized.

He said: “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 residents in the state that he would do his best to see that he leaves indelible legacies in all spheres of human endeavors before his second tenure ends.

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