Akwa Ibom State government-owned Ibom power plant has producedover 100Megawatt of electricity for 198 days stretch without outage.
Governor Udom Emmanuel disclosed during a news conference that Ibom Power was the only state-owned power plant generating 150MW of electricity.
He said “If we evacuate the 150 megawatts that we generate in the state today, we could have solved so much of our problems if not all.”
This feat was accomplished at a time the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. BabatundeFashola dispelled the possibility of a nationwide power outage.
Mr. Fashola had faulted a statement by the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Egbin Power Plc, Mr. Dallas Peavey Jr., that the country’s power woes may worsen in the days to come.
Speaking on the development, the Managing Director of Ibom Power, Engr. MeyenEtukudo said “the uninterrupted power generation from Ibom power plant is made possible due to the installation of a Dead Bus closure technology in Unit #3 of the plant”.
He said the dead bus technology allows Ibom power plant to supply power to AkwaIbom State and the neighboring Cross River Statewhen other parts of the country are without power supply from the national grid due to system collapse.
Speaking further,Engr. Etukudo said the current focus of Ibom power Management is to carry-out a hot gas path inspection also known as turnaround maintenance (TAM)on the biggest of the three installed units in Ibom power plant.
He said “the last turnaround maintenance on Unit #3 was done about three (3) years ago. We are mobilizing for funds to carry out this turnaround maintenance as soon as possible”.
Ibom power plant has three units – Unit #1 and #2 both have an installed capacity of 38MW each while the biggest Unit #3 has an installed capacity of 115MW for a total of 191MW installed capacity. The Nation