Cross River state Government set to Evacuate power from Ayade power plant to PHED national grid



The Cross River state  government is set to evacuate power from the 23 and 26   mega Watts Ayade power plants to the Power Holding Electricity District national grid .

 It would be recalled that Governor Ben Ayade had concluded the construction of the 23 mega Watts power plant at the parlimentary axis of Calabar metropolis, which had been awaiting connection to the national grid,while the 26 mega Watts power plant is almost ready for completion.

Disclosing the readiness of the state government to evauate power from the Ayade power plants to the PHED national grid,  Commissioner for Power, Honorable Victor Agwu, commended Governor Ben Ayade for his commitment to ensure Cross Riverians have access to uninterrupted power supply.


According to him, it is the determination of His Excellency,Governor Ben Ayade, that the people enjoy regular light and the state government is ready to evacuate power from the Ayade 23 and 26 mega Watts power plants to PHED national grid.


The commissioner who earlier today, went on a  spot assessment visit  to the Ayade Power plant alongside  the Zonal head of PHED in Cross River state, Mr Maurice Ibok, assured that the governor has put in place all the modalities to ensure smooth and successful evacuation.

On the 23 mega watt Ayade Power plant, Honourable Agwu said
" it is ready, the 23 mega watts power plant is ready for evacuation, we just needed to meet with PHED to see how we can collaborate to evacuate power so that Cross Riverians can enjoy more efficient,  and more effective power supply."


Also speaking on the  26 mega Watts  power plant in Tinapa, he revealed that  the plant is 80 percent completed and the plan for evacuation must start now, which is why PHED should be involved, to see for themselves what has been done on ground, so PHED can begin to make their plans.


Mr Maurice Ibok, the Zonal Head of PHED Cross River state, who was present during the site visit, thanked the ministry and state Government for the gesture, which  he said is indeed going to reduce the power suffering of Cross riverians in the state and assured that  as a Company, PHED is ready to partner with the government to ensure the goal of the governor is  achieved  together with PHED.

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