By Muhammadu Sabiu
The 10-megawatt Tiga Dam hydroelectric project has been completed.
This was announced by the Kano State Government through Hadiza Tukur, managing director of Kano Hydro and Energy Development Company (KHEDCO).
The power plant, according to Mrs Tukur, will supply power to the city’s street lights as well as the state’s water treatment facility in Tamburawa.
She said the Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency has not yet certified the power facility (NEMSA).
“In the power plant, we have two generators, one is vertical, which will generate 8 megawatts of power capacity, and the other one is horizontal, which will generate two megawatts of power making ten megawatts. That is why it’s called Tiga ten megawatt power generation station.
“Everything is being completed pre-commission test is ongoing. What remains is the certification of the Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA).
“Another thing waiting for is also automation when it’s completed, we are going to open the water and allow it to rotate the turbine. We have gotten permission from the Hadejia Jama’are River Basin Development Authority.
“The Eight megawatts are being tested without a load, but in the next two weeks, we are going to test them with a load. The same applied to the two megawatts,” she was quoted as saying.