Yemisi Izuora/Ijeoma Agudosi
Towards the actualization of its embedded generation project, Eko Electricity Distribution Company has begun the tender process for the project.
The company recently held a pre-bid conference with representatives of companies and organizations that had earlier been pre-qualified for the project.
Addressing representatives of the prequalified organizations, the Deputy Managing Director of the company, Mr. Ramesh Narayanan said the massive response to the prequalification advertisement for the project was enough proof of the fact that the country has all it takes for the total positive turnaround of the country’s electricity power industry.
He said the purpose of the pre-bid conference was for the prequalified organizations to have a very clear picture of the project and what it entails before the commencement of bid for the project.
Participants at the pre-bid conference lauded the initiative of EKEDC on the embedded generation project adding that they were happy to have been selected among others for prequalification for the project. They also said they were ready to partner with the company to evolve new ways of enhancing improved power supply to its customers.
They also expressed their confidence in the viability of the project adding that the quest for stable and affordable electricity power in Nigeria would receive a big boost when the project comes into fruition.
The embedded generation project is an arrangement whereby bulk electricity energy is generated outside the national grid through a bilateral agreement between a distribution company on one hand and the generator that is the company that generates the power within the coverage area of the distribution company.