Lagos residents to have stable power supply as Egbin Power resumes operations after fire incident

Egbin Power Plc has reopened its plant following a minor fire that forced it to close temporarily.

On Wednesday, February 2, 2022, a fire broke out at its power plant, resulting in a blackout across Lagos and its environs.

Kola Adesina, the Group Managing Director of Sahara Power, the owners of the Egbin Power Project, stated in a statement that a unit of the plant with a capacity of 220 megawatts began operation on Saturday.

Adesina in his statement said, “The plant is not completely out of operation as erroneously reported. We only shut down as a safety measure but as I speak with you, one unit is back on stream generating 220mw. We understand the impact on the national economy, though it is a sequence but we have mobilised resources to ensure we continue to energise the economy.’’

He promised that another unit will be up and running by the end of the day, bringing the facility’s total generation to 440 megawatts, and that the plant would generate 660 megawatts of electricity before the weekend was up, based on the current level of efforts.

Adesina cautioned against misinterpreting the fire incident as a devastating inferno, noting that the fire was not a crippling inferno and that the plant’s management recognizes the plant’s essential role in stabilizing the country’s electricity supply.

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