The Federal Government of Nigeria in 2019 signed an agreement with Siemens Power for the development of the Nigerian power sector. The goal is to secure a reliable and affordable electricity supply for Nigeria.
The project which ultimate aim is to increase electricity supply to about 25000MW, includes rehabilitation, upgrades, and expansion of transmission and distribution networks and power generation.
According to Joe Kaeser, President, and CEO of Siemens AG. “Its implementation will significantly enhance Nigeria`s energy system, create thousands of new qualified jobs and will enable the country and its people for the next level of industrial and societal development.”
The Power Roadmap is structured in three phases. Phase 1 is focusing on essential and quick-win measures to increase the system`s end-to-end operational capacity to 7,000 MW. Phase 2 is targeting remaining network bottleneck`s to enable full use of existing generation and distribution capacities, bringing the systems operational capacity to 11,000 MW. Phase 3 is developing the system up to 25,000 MW in the long-term.