The Bayelsa government has assured its people of uninterrupted power supply come September 2018.
Olice Kemenanabo, managing director of the Bayelsa Electricity Company, said the upgrading of existing electricity transmission stations from 40 to 90 megawatts and optimal functioning second mobile transformer are efforts underway and would ensure the realization of the said goal at a showcase in Yenagoa during this week
“We have upgraded the transmission from 40 to 90 MVA, we also want to work on the second mobile transformer to make sure that we have a second transmission station that will serve the eastern part of Bayelsa, then dedicate the supply from the 90 MVA for the central and western parts of the state. By so doing, the constraints in the sector would be a thing of the past,” said Kemenanabo.
According to him, the mobile transformer will serve as a second transmission station to service the eastern part of the state while the power generated from the 90 megawatts transmission station will be dedicated to cover the central and western parts of Bayelsa.
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Kemenanabo also pointed out that the state government had signed an agreement with a private firm in December last year to provide a 5.26 megawatts power plant to boost power supply.
Recent power outage has been blamed on cable theft and vandalisation by the state’s youth, and Kemenanabo said all areas in the state connected to the national grid have been affected.
Daniel Iworiso Markson, the state’s commissioner for information and orientation, said the administration was investing so much in the power sector with a view to driving industrialisation and wealth creation.