According to her the power generation increase would translate to between 17 and 18 hours of power supply in the country.
The minister of state who was led by her boss, the power minister, Prof Chinedu Nebo, stated this while briefing journalists, shortly after they appeared before the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to give an update on the achievements of the ministry.
Nebo, however lamented that the ministry was inhibited by transmission challenges citing that any attempt at putting 5000 megawatts into the transmission network would result in an immediate system collapse.
Responding to questions on the time line for increased power generation Kuchi said “In 2014, we envisage 10,000 mega watts. God willing with our short term, long term and immediate strategies that we have in the ministry working assiduously with all the other stakeholders in the power sector, we envisage that. With all the other NIPP work going on and the Niger Delta Power Company coming up and to be commissioned by december 2013, we look forward to 10, 000 megawatts come December 2014.