PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT NAWEC informs the general public that the current electricity situation in the GBA is as a result of some maintenance being carried out on two engines in both Brikama and Kotu Power stations since on Monday 4th September, 2017. This has made it extremely difficult for NAWEC to distribute normal supply to all customers at the same time thus stretching the load shedding rooster. Consequently, it has led to the low pressure or lack of water being experienced in the water supply system. NAWEC assures its esteemed customers that extra efforts will be made to keep the rest of the generators available during the period in order to minimize the load shedding as a result of the absence of the engines. NAWEC apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and promises to restore normal supply as soon as works on the engines are completed. Thank you.

In 2011, Power Generation received a major boost from a Brand new power plant in Brikama. Electricity Production from Kotu Power Station Kotu Power Station comprises: 

Kotu A: with 4 medium speed engines, G1 (Mirrlees, LFO), G2 (Mirrlees, under repair), G3 (Mirrlees, HFO) and G4, Deutz, HFO)

Kotu B: with 1 slow speed engine, G6 (MAN/Hitachi, HFO fired), under maintenance

Kotu C: one (1) de-commissioned engine G11 (Pilstick 18PC3), sold as scrap

Kotu D: three (3)  medium speed Deutz engines (G7, G8 and G9)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Installed

Capacity

 

Available Capacity

 

 

Commissioned

Location Unit

Make

MW

MW

Fuel

Year

KPS-G1

Mirrless

3.0

2.6

LFO

1981

KPS-G2

Mirrless

3.0

0

LFO

1981

KPS-G3

Mirrless

3.4

2.6

HFO

1997

KPS-G4

Deutz

6.4

5.5

HFO

2001

KPS-G6

MAN B&W

6.4

5.5

HFO

1990

KPS-G7

Deutz

6.4

5.5

HFO

2001

KPS-G8

Deutz

6.4

0

HFO

2001

KPS-G9

Deutz

6.4

5.5

HFO

2009

 

 

41.4

27.2

HFO

 

 


Brikama Power Station

In July 2011, Government inaugurated a brand new 9MW (Watzila) HFO engine in NAWEC’s own new power plant. The plant is in full operation and has contributed immensely towards stabilisation of the elctricity supply in the GBA. A dedicated team is working very hard for its smooth operation and conducts daily preventive and corrective interventions. This actually ensured stable power supply towards the end of 2011. In 2012, the engine produced 50GWh to our valued customers and this has increased in 2013.

Batokunku Small-scale Wind Turbine Project

In the framework of a community development initiative, the Community of Batokunku, with the assistance of a private, foreign community dweller, developed a small-scale Wind Power Project for the village. The objective of the project is to generate renewable energy, to assist in the community development through empowerment and income generating activities. The excess power generated for the community will be sold to NAWEC.


NAWEC has contributed to the implementation of the Project. A simplified, but fully applicable and operational Power Purchase Agreement was prepared and signed. The performance of the wind turbine has not been impressive in 2011.

 
The nature of the project is such that it is Community Development and Capacity Building within rural communities whilst improving the living conditions, NAWEC has finally embarked on renewable Energies. The potentials for wind energy are being taken seriously by NAWEC.
However, PPA of about 1MW was signed with Gamwind and the project was commissioned in 2012..


 

Challenges

·         Inadequate power generating capacity i.e demand is more than available power installed.

·         Old power generating sets, resulting to frequent breakdown and high maintenance cost.

·         Untimely delivery/procurement of spare parts due to cash flow problems.

·         Inadequate human capacity i.e the absence of specialists in critical areas of power plant management.

·         Insufficient switch gear for power dispatching and controls.

 

 

 

Way Forward

·         Provision of funds for gradual replacement of all aging engines.

·         Encouraging renewable source of Energy such as wind, solar etc.

·         Government taking over long term investment loans.

 

·         Constructing a modern dispatch centre .

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