NDPHC to dispatch stranded power, seeks customers


The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has disclosed that the company is in search of eligible customers to dispatch stranded power.

According to the Executive Director, Generation, Engr. kassim Abudullahi, NDPHC has already commenced discussions with willing buyers of the stranded power; the power plants hardly operate to their full capacity because of grid constraints, and the firm is working tirelessly in getting more eligible customers to dispatch stranded power from most of them.

“Calabar is one of our best power stations under NDPHC and is one of the power stations with good gas supply, where we have a GSA with ACCU Gas. The Power Station also has a good dispatch network and some eligible customers as well”

Abudullahi further described the plant as one of the best amongst NDPHC plants with uninterruptible gas availability and a good dispatch network. He noted that the company already has a power purchase agreement to supply 70MW of power to the West African nation- Togo from the power plant and are in discussion to supply another 100MW to Paradise City in Calabar.

“We are here on our on-going inspection as part of the routine maintenance we do on all our Power stations. Calabar is currently running two units. In the morning there were three units that were available and on the grid but because of the instability and some frequency controls we had to go down with one unit”. The other two units are undergoing routine maintenance on the transformer lube oil system and also a Borescope inspection on the engines”.

In a published statement, NDPHC’s Head, Communication & Public Relations, Mrs. Olufunke Nwankwo, the plant has five units (Gas Turbines) with a total designed capacity of about 600 MegaWatts, and is wholly owned by NDPHC under the NIPP program.

Chief Operating Officer of Calabar Power Plant- Engr. Oyewale Olugbenga John, noted that the plant has remained the best through the support of NDPHC management and the good operation and maintenance team at the plant.

“Even though there are lots of challenges, we are able to surmount them because of the cooperation between them and us. With the experience we have gained over time from other power plants, we are able to keep the plant going because of the existing cooperation in the O&M team”, he added.


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