Sahara Group, owners of Egbin Power Station, have said that the company is working towards generating 10,000 megawatts of electricity in 10 years time. The chairman of teh group, Kola Adesina, said the company was currently working tirrlessly to inject massive investment into transmission and gas supply. This, he said, will enable a smooth value chain to operate on. According to him, the station has an installed capacity of over 2,200 megawatts while generation had moved up 22o to 1,300 megawatts in recent times. He also said the station hopes to attain its goal by generating 2,670 megawatts by 2017 and a total of over 10,000 by 2025.
Godknows Igali, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power, said that, potentially, Nigeria could hit 5,000 megawatts but the country was currently generating between 4,600 to 4,700 megawatts. He attributed the improvement in power supply to the improvement of thermal stations in the country and not the heavy rainfall experienced across the country.