Electricity: Lagos generates 47.5mw through IPPs in six years

16742 Lagos State generated a total of 47.5 megawatts of electricity  all its five independent power plants (IPP) in  the last six years.
 Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr. Taofiq Tijani disclosed this at a news briefing on  Tuesday in Lagos.
 Tijani added that the first IPP tagged: Akute Power Plant, with total capacity of 12.16MW, was built and i  inaugurated in 2010, while the Island Power Project with 10MW capacity was inaugurated in 2011.
 According to him, the Alausa Power Plant, with capacity of 10.4MW, was inaugurated in 2013 while the  Mainland Power Project, with total capacity of 8.8MW, was inaugurated in 2014.
“Early this year, we (government) inaugurated Lekki Peninsular IPP, which also has total capacity of 8.5 MW. All together, we are generating 47.5 MW of electricity in Lagos,” he said.
The commissioner said that the facilities power Akute and Jim Intakes; Akute and Iju Head Work, Lagos House; Marina General Hospital; Lagos High Courts and Public Lightings.
“Others are Alausa Secretariat, LTV, Radio Lagos, Printing Corporation, Police Command, LASUTH, Ikoyi and Victoria Island Water Works, Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge and the street lamps within the secretariat.
He added that the ministry was the only one in Nigeria to have the most aggressive energy development agenda in the country.
He said that the ministry was committed to strategically increasing power supply in a sustainable and socio-economic manner.
The commissioner said the ministry had also collaborated with NNPC/PPMC and other Federal Government agencies to ensure a safer and healthier environment in communities within petroleum pipeline right of way.
Tijani said the ministry had also assisted the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to curb illegal activities of petrol filling station operators and gas plants in the state.
He stressed that to encourage the use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), the ministry had begun free distribution of 3kg and 6kg cylinders to all councils in the state.
The commissioner said the ministry had so far distributed 20,000 cylinders to Lagos residents under the scheme.
He said that through the Eko Gas Scheme, the state had made LPG the fuel of choice for domestic use.

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