Wind energy in Nigeria: Katsina 10 megawatt Wind Farm

Funded by the Japanese International Co-operation Agency, JICA, the wind farm is expected to contribute 10 megawatts to the national grid, the ministry said in a statement.

The statement issued by the Assistant Director of Press at the ministry, Deworitshe Patricia, said the minister made the disclosure yesterday when a two-man delegation from the Kastina State Government paid him a courtesy call in Abuja.

The delegation was led by Kastina State Commissioner of Water Resources, Jamilu Mohammed Danmusa and the Special Adviser on Higher Education, Dr. Garba Shehu Matazu.

The minister said another 0.8 megawatts would be transmitted directly to the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Kastina to serve the university community which would be sourced from a solar energy project also on going in the state.

He advised the state government to woo private investors to the state to participate in the provision of electricity. He noted that the three dams in the State – Zobe, Sapke and Jibia – when fully utilised, would provide electricity for the people of the states and its neighbours.

Ishaku said the feasibility reports on Zobe and Jibia dams have been completed and submitted to government. The Kurfi, Kankara, Malumfashi sub-stations and the Daura lines have been re-awarded to improve the power supply in Kastina and Kano states, the minister assured.