The federal government says Nigeria would generate an extra 1,129 megawatts of power in 2018.
Minister of Power, Housing and Works, Babatunde Fashola, revealed this on Monday.
This was at the 22nd monthly meeting of stakeholders in the power sector at Geregu, Kogi state.
According to Fashola, the additional megawatts will be from different plants in the country.
“I know that we will get 115MW from Gbari and 30MW from Kashimbila,” the former Lagos state governor said.
“From Afam III, we will give 240MW of power in 2018, while Gurara is working to deliver 30MW, as Dadinkowa in Gombe will provide 29MM and Kaduna will generate 215 MW.
“All these power plants do not involve the mini grids and solar systems that are coming.”
In addition, he said that about 2,000 megawatts of power out of the 7,000 in the country is not being used.
Fashola added that the government would map out ways of using it as “we cannot afford to keep power; that is not good for business, especially those who invested in it.
“One of the steps we are taking with the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPH) is to try and complete some of the distribution projects under the Nigerian National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) projects.
“In Kogi, the distribution project that will affect the people positively are the ones in Okene, Igba, which will be completed in the first quarter of 2018.”