Minister on Power Generation

Nigeria’s energy generation mix currently consists of 70% thermal plants and 30% hydropower.

With a proven coal reserve of about 639 million tons and inferred reserves in the region of 2.75 billion tons, the Minister of Power, Professor Chinedu Nebo says there is an urgent need to diversify the fuel for power generation and coal provides an efficient source of fuel for base load power plants.

The Committee on the development of a framework for coal to power will therefore review the status and adequacy of available studies and project documents relating to establishment of coal-fired power plants as well as examine the impediments to the development of coal-fired power plants in the country and make recommendations towards facilitating investment in coal-to-power generation among others.

The Committee is headed by the Director of Power Mallam Sanusi Garba with experts in the power sector as members.

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