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EDC to partner embedded power generation companies

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In the bid to improve the quantum and quality of power being supplied to customers, BEDC Electricity Plc. (BEDC) seeks to engage with power generation companies within and outside Nigeria specializing in embedded generation in order to achieve its aims and objectives.

According to the Management in a statement, BEDC desires to partner such companies that are willing to build, operate and evacuate power lines (11KV or 33KV) from their facilities to BEDC’s designated take-off points.

“This invitation is open to existing generation companies within BEDC’s franchise areas and those operators with genuine intention to site their generating facilities within our franchise area which covers Delta, Edo, Ekiti and Ondo states in Nigeria” the management asserted.

BEDC explained that for the purpose of Expression of Interest (EoI), the sites were divided into lots as follows: Lot A; Asaba, Lot B; Warri, Lot C; Benin, Lot D in Akure, Lot E in Okitipupa and Lot F in Ado Ekiti, all with various sub-areas, adding that each stated Lot location will be parcelled into sub-areas under the Lot and interest expression and bid will be based on these sub-areas.

Among the preliminary requirements listed by BEDC for submitting the proposal are; that the minimum capacity of power generation shall not be less than 5megawatts (MW) and that the minimum power availability from the plant shall be above 90 per cent.The point of take-off BEDC said, shall be at 33KV or at 11KV voltage level, while the substation up to grid shall be required to be maintained by the respective party i.e. up to the 3KV or 11KV feeder (from the power plant to linking point of BEDC network).

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