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Lagos to inaugurate 14.3MW power plant

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As part of efforts to augment the power
supply being received from the national grid,
the Lagos State Government is poised to
inaugurate another Independent Power Plant
that will ensure constant power supply to a
number of public institutions and streets in
the state.
The formal switching-on of the 8.8-megawatts
Mainland IPP by Governor Babatunde Fashola
slated for October 31, 2014, will bring to an
end this year’s Energy Conservation Month,
which kicked off on Wednesday.
The power plant, which is located at Ikeja, will
ensure 24-hour uninterrupted electric power
supply to a number of public institutions
including the Lagos State University Teaching
Hospital, Ikeja High Court Complex, Old
Secretariat Complex, Ikeja Water Works and
guarantee over 20km of public lighting to
select streets around Ikeja, the state
Commissioner for Energy and Mineral
Resources, Engr. Taofiq Tijani told journalists
on Tuesday.
“As a state, we have a lot to do to
complement what is coming from the national
grid. We currently receive less than 1,000MW
from the grid, but we need a minimum of
5,000MW and as much as 10,000MW for us to
be truly called a mega-city.”
He said the state would
inaugurate another 5.5MW IPP
around Lekki by the end of the
year or latest in the first
quarter of 2015, adding that it
would bring the total capacity
of IPPs in the state to 47MW.
The Lagos State Government
had successfully launched three
IPPs in the past four years, one
of them being the 12.15MW
Akute IPP, which currently
enables the Lagos Water
Corporation to pump over 130
million gallons of water daily. It
was followed by the 10MW
Island Power Plant, which
supplies electricity to the
General Hospital and Island
Maternity Hospital both on
Lagos Island, High Court and
Magistrates Court complexes
and over 22 streetlights.
The 10.4MW Alausa Power
Plant, which was recently
inaugurated, powers the Lagos
State Government Secretariat
complex.
Tijani said the purpose of the Energy
Conservation campaign is to enable more
residents to be well-informed about the
benefits of energy conservation. “We are
persuaded that when people understand the
benefits of energy conservation to their own
personal finances, it will make adoption of the
practice easier,” he said.

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