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Lagos lights up 8.8 megawatt power plant next month

Lagos lights up 8.8 megawatt power plant next month
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Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State is set to formally commission the 8.8MW Mainland Independent Power Plant on October 31, 2014.

This plan was announced by the Lagos State Electricity Board (LSEB) as part of activities commemorating the Energy Conservation Month 2014.

[blockquote right=”pull-right”]The Power Plant, which is located at the Government Reservation Area (GRA), Ikeja, will ensure 24-hour uninterrupted electric power supply to a number of public institutions including the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja High Court Complex, Old Secretariat Complex, Ikeja Water Works and guarantee over 20km of Public Lighting to select streets around Ikeja, when switched on, according to the electricity board. [/blockquote]
The Power Plant, which is located at the Government Reservation Area (GRA), Ikeja, will ensure 24-hour uninterrupted electric power supply to a number of public institutions including the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja High Court Complex, Old Secretariat Complex, Ikeja Water Works and guarantee over 20km of Public Lighting to select streets around Ikeja, when switched on, according to the electricity board.

According to a statement issued in Lagos by Damilola Ogunbiyi, General Manager, Lagos State Electricity Board, the Lagos State government is committed to its plan to meet the power needs of Lagos.

Ogunbiyi said “the power need of Lagos, Nigeria’s industrial and commercial nerve centre and one of the world’s fastest growing Megacities is huge. To this end, the Lagos State Government has launched several initiatives to meet the power need of its people across domestic, industrial and commercial spheres.”

She further explained that part of the steps taken so far by the Fashola administration is the implementation of a strategic energy development plan which entails the creation of a full fledged Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and the Lagos State Electricity Board (LSEB), launch of Independent Power Projects as well as the dedication of October as the Energy Conservation Month.

Ogunbiyi said the intent of Lagos State Electricity Board for introducing The Energy Conservation Month saying “it is essentially a Behavioural Change Campaign dubbed as ‘Conserve Energy, Save Money’ (CESM) and aimed at promoting the practice of efficient use of available electric power.”

The Energy Conservation Month, which debuted in 2013, has become an annual event commemorated by the state government.

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