The Management of Aluminium Smelter Company of Nigeria (ALSCON) at Ikot Abasi in Akwa Ibom state has pleaded with the Federal Government to link its internally generated gas fired electric power plant to the national grid as it could serve as an important backup of electricity supply to the smelter in the event of gas interruption.
Briefing newsmen yesterday in Uyo, the Smelter Director of public Relations, Mrs Tatyana Smirnova, said that evacuating power from the plant could also facilitate Alscon’s integration into nation’s power thereby contributing to the electricity supply in the country.
She disclosed that the Smelter gas fired plant with an install capacity of over 540 MW C is capable of satisfying electricity need of the company and even give out the excess power available to the national grid.
Connecting the smelter ‘s power to the national grid Smirnova said would not only be a win- win situation for both the company and the Federal Government but also a practical demonstration of the ALSCON’s support to the government power sector road map.
Information from Leadership was used in this report.