The Federal Government has said that at least 524 megawatts (MW) of electricity will be added to the quantum being generated in the country before the end of this year, The Punch reports.

It stated that four power plants would produce the 524MW, adding that more electricity would be generated by two other plants in the first and second quarters of 2018. The total quantum of electricity generated across the country hovers around 3,500MW to 4,000MW.

Outlining what the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing was doing to achieve incremental power, the Special Adviser on Communications to the Minister, Mr. Hakeem Bello, said the Dadin Kowa hydro plant in Gombe, a diesel/gas fired plant in Kaduna, an emergency project in Rivers State, and the Kashambila hydro plant in Taraba State would add more power to the grid this year.