Nigeria may sell unutilised electricity to four West African countries, according to the Chairman of the Executive Board of the West African Power Pool, Sule Abdulaziz.
Abdulaziz, also the acting Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said Niger, Togo, Benin and Burkina Faso are collaborating to buy Nigeria’s idle energy generation through the Northcore Power Transmission Line currently under construction.
“The power we will be selling is the power that is not needed in Nigeria.
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“The electricity generators that are going to supply power to this transmission line are going to generate that power specifically for this project. So, it is unutilised power,” the TCN chief said at the WAPP meeting on the Northcore project in Abuja.
He said Nigeria was expecting new generators to participate in the energy export for the 875 km 330KV Northcore transmission line from Nigeria through Niger, Togo, Benin to Burkina Faso.
“In addition, there are some communities that are under the line route, about 611 of them, which will be getting power so that there won’t be just a transmission line passing without impact,” Abdulaziz said.