The Need to Expand and Modernise the Electricity Transmission Infrastructure in Nigeria

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Volume-12 Number-8
Year of Publication : 2014
Authors : Divine N. Utazi , Amechi J. Ujam


Divine N. Utazi , Amechi J. Ujam. "The Need to Expand and Modernise the Electricity Transmission Infrastructure in Nigeria", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V12(8),411-413 June 2014. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group


The Nigerian power system is suffering from inadequate generation and transmission capacity. The demand is much higher than the generation and this has led to constant load shedding and erratic power supply. Currently, the Federal government privatised Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) in other to solve the epileptic electricity power supply. More emphasis has been on power generation with near total neglect for the building of Transmission infrastructure prior to the on-going reform in the power sector, which will be able to evacuate the generated power. Ahead of the intending increase in power generation from the 10 National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) plants about to be energized, this paper takes a look at electricity transmission situation and the need to expand and modernise the transmission infrastructure, if Nigeria must achieve her vision 2020 electricity aspiration.


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Electricity , Transmission , Infrastructure , Vision 2020, Nigeria.