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The minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has been presented with the 20-year Transmission Expansion Master Plan, developed with funding from the World Bank.

The World Bank reportedly gave about $2 million to execute the master plan, which was conceived in 2009 after a national load demand study was done by power consultancy firm, Tractebel of Belgium.

With the new plan Fashola said the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) will be expected to continue to improve its capacity to wheel out generated electricity in the country.

He also said that at the moment, the transmission capacity of TCN has grown to 7,125MW, and that cases of stranded power will be dealt with by the new plan.

Transmission expansion master plan

The minister noted that future electricity generation capacities like that of the 3,050MW Mambilla hydro power plant and others have been factored into the plan.

He emphasised that the plan equally recommended that Nigeria is better served by its existing 330kV transmission lines.

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