Kainji Dam and the Hydro Power Plant is intact and in full operations – Management

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By Benprince Ezeh

THE Management of Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited, operators of the Kainji and Jebba Hydro Power Plants has said that the Kainji Dam and the Hydro Power Plant are intact and in full operations. That the public should ignore the wicked rumour trending on social media that the dam has burst its banks.

A statement issued on Monday, September 14, 2020, and signed by Olugbenga Adebola, Head, Corporate Communications, said that the news was totally false. “Our dam is in full operations and currently supplying power to the national grid.

“The fact that we are in full and normal operations can easily be confirmed from the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, and the National Control Center, NCC that are our dispatchers to the national grid.

“The Kainji Hydro Power Plant is currently carrying out water spillage exercise to regulate the water flow along the River Niger. The dam reservoir is currently not at its fullest capacity and will not be in the coming months, therefore bursting its banks does not arise,” the statement said.

“This is an exercise carried out annually to ensure that the reservoir is well secured and that the expected flow of water along the River Niger and its tributaries are controlled. “Our team of dedicated and experienced engineers are working round the clock to ensure power supply to the nation as well as the safety and integrity of our dam.

“We would like to assure the public that there is no cause for alarm and the wicked and fake news should be disregarded,” they said.

 

– Sept. 17, 2020 @ 09:46 GMT |

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