BEDC partners NDPHC to deliver 250MW stranded power in franchise areas

BEDC Electricity Plc. (BEDC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate with the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) on the development of an end-to-end power generation and distribution across the value chain to deliver minimum of 250mw of additional power to boost power supply within its franchise areas.

The collaboration which was sealed last Wednesday at a signing ceremony by both parties in Lagos, will see BEDC partner with NDPHC and others, to work together to identify and prioritize critical projects to increase power supply, whilst improving on technical and commercial environment. The focus will be power supply to certain areas as well as upgrading of all critical distribution infrastructure.

Some of the initial project areas are: Benin Bypass (industrial cluster near NDPHC’s power plant at Ihovbor, Benin City, Edo state), Asaba, Delta state, Ondo South Senatorial District, Ondo state and interventions in Ekiti state.

According to MD/CEO of BEDC, Mrs. Funke Osibodu, “BEDC Electricity Plc is proud to partner with an organization of high repute like NDPHC. There is an alignment in our objectives to drive positive change in Nigeria’s power industry, so this partnership is a good fit and we look forward to positive outcomes in the near future.”

Mrs. Osibodu said her company aims at delivering incremental power from the NDPHC underutilized or stranded capacity to several industrial and commercial hubs through multiple solutions across certain locations in Delta, Edo, Ekiti and Ondo for the electricity value chain.

She said under the agreement, BEDC and NDPHC will provide end-to-end power solutions across the value chain to deliver a minimum of 250MW of additional power, adding “the focus will be power supply to certain areas as well as upgrading of all critical distribution infrastructure”.

In the same vein, MD/CEO of NDPHC Mr. Chiedu Ugbo, expressed the company’s delight to work with BEDC in delivering end-to-end solutions under this scheme, stressing that the collaboration would bring about a much-needed boost to the Nigerian power sector.

Mr. Ugbo recalled that the two companies had in 2020 commenced exploring options to collaborate to deliver safe and reliable power to customers of BEDC’s franchise areas.

According to the NDPHC CEO “today we are glad that we gathered here for the purpose of signing a framework agreement for this collaboration.

“For NDPHC, the project will enable us deliver more 250MW of power to customers of BEDC’s franchise areas in Delta, Edo and neighbouring states. For BEDC, the project will help it to satisfy customers with reliable power and achieve an enhancement of its network and infrastructure”.

He added that for BEDC’s customers, their homes and industries can now enjoy 24 hours power supply.

The collaboration which was sealed last Wednesday at a signing ceremony by both parties in Lagos, will see BEDC partner with NDPHC and others, to work together to identify and prioritize critical projects to increase power supply, whilst improving on technical and commercial environment. The focus will be power supply to certain areas as well as upgrading of all critical distribution infrastructure.

Some of the initial project areas are: Benin Bypass (industrial cluster near NDPHC’s power plant at Ihovbor, Benin City, Edo state), Asaba, Delta state, Ondo South Senatorial District, Ondo state and interventions in Ekiti state.

According to MD/CEO of BEDC, Mrs. Funke Osibodu, “BEDC Electricity Plc is proud to partner with an organization of high repute like NDPHC. There is an alignment in our objectives to drive positive change in Nigeria’s power industry, so this partnership is a good fit and we look forward to positive outcomes in the near future.”

Mrs. Osibodu said her company aims at delivering incremental power from the NDPHC underutilized or stranded capacity to several industrial and commercial hubs through multiple solutions across certain locations in Delta, Edo, Ekiti and Ondo for the electricity value chain.

She said under the agreement, BEDC and NDPHC will provide end-to-end power solutions across the value chain to deliver a minimum of 250MW of additional power, adding “the focus will be power supply to certain areas as well as upgrading of all critical distribution infrastructure”.

In the same vein, MD/CEO of NDPHC Mr. Chiedu Ugbo, expressed the company’s delight to work with BEDC in delivering end-to-end solutions under this scheme, stressing that the collaboration would bring about a much-needed boost to the Nigerian power sector.

Mr. Ugbo recalled that the two companies had in 2020 commenced exploring options to collaborate to deliver safe and reliable power to customers of BEDC’s franchise areas.

According to the NDPHC CEO “today we are glad that we gathered here for the purpose of signing a framework agreement for this collaboration.

“For NDPHC, the project will enable us deliver more 250MW of power to customers of BEDC’s franchise areas in Delta, Edo and neighbouring states. For BEDC, the project will help it to satisfy customers with reliable power and achieve an enhancement of its network and infrastructure”.

He added that for BEDC’s customers, their homes and industries can now enjoy 24 hours power supply.

 



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