Edo on course to generate a quarter of Nigeria’s electricity – Obaseki

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Governor Godwin Obaseki has restated his commitment to ensuring that Edo state generates a quarter of the country’s power supply, especially given the strategic geographical location and position of the state in the transmission network and supply of gas resources, among others, The Guardian reports.

Obaseki who spoke at a stakeholders’ forum aimed at identifying the challenges in the power sector of the country and proffering solutions to them, tasked the stakeholders to provide answers to how the state could avoid the limitations of the past and learn from the experiences of other states and power developers, especially in the area of access to adequate gas supply.

He also urged them to identify the challenges and solutions of revenue recovery to investors and developers, explore how the state could engage the federal agencies in developing Independent Power Projects (IPPs) for the state, and to also highlight the most optimal financing options available to stakeholders.

He said that the Edo State government, in collaboration with Siemens AG, has planned to generate 1,000 megawatts of electricity. This, according to him, would complement the expected power from Azura, Osiomon and UNIBEN power plants also coming up across the state.