IbikunleBy Olufemi Adediran, Abeokuta
The Ogun State Government has approved the construction of additional power generation plants by 12 Independent Power Providers (IPPs) to boost power generation in the State.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Energy, Mr. Taiwo Fagbemi who stated this in a chat with journalists in Abeokuta on Monday, said the project when completed would generate 336 mega watts.
Fagbemi said the project was approved by the present administration in its plans to ensure uninterrupted power supply, saying the “12 power companies were selected to provide and generate a total of 336 mega watts within 18 months of its commencement that will cut across the three Senatorial Districts of the State.”
He revealed that the selected IPPs had completed their Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) Waste Concession Agreement (WCA) and the Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU), explaining that these documents had been dully vetted by the Ministry of Justice.
The project, according to him, would be fuelled by natural gas, solar, Energy from Waste, hydro and Joule-Box which would ensure its sustainability.