Taraba Central Still In Darkness, Despite 40MW Power Station

The commissioning of a 40MW hydropower station in Kashinbilla, Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State two months ago was seen as a solution to the electricity needs of people in southern Taraba.

However, the hope of over 900,000 people in the central senatorial zone comprising five local government areas, who hoped to be linked to the power station, was dashed.

The five local government areas – Bali, Gassol, Kurmi, Gashaka, and Sardauna are not linked to the national grid.

The population of the five local government areas stands as follows:  Bali 290,607; Gassol 337,515; Sardauna 308,941; Gashaka 120,039; and Kurmi 125,708.

The power project was awarded by former president, Goodluck Jonathan, for many purposes including flood control in River Katsina-Ala, irrigation, tourism, and power. It has a capacity of generating 40MW.

The hydropower station is also to serve as a corridor for the evacuation of power from the proposed 3,050 Mambilla hydropower project. In its design, power generated from the station will supply electricity to southern Taraba which comprises Takum, Donga, Wukari, Ibbi, and Ussa local government areas.

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