The Lagos State Government has unveiled its plan to achieve 3,000 megawatts of power generation, which it said, would be realized through its independent power projects (IPPs) before the end of the 2014 fiscal year.
Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr. Taofiq Tijani, said this at a recent event in Lagos. Tijani said the state government was hopeful that not less than 3,000 megawatts of electricity “will be generated in the next two years. With these and other IPPs still expected to come on stream before the end of the Babatunde Fashola led administration in 2015”.
The IPPs include the Akute Power Plant (12.15MW) at the Akute/Adiyan Waterworks in partnership with Oando Plc and Lagos Island Power Plant (270 MW) in collaboration with AES Nigeria, a subsidiary of AES USA. The Akute IPP is dedicated to powering the Akute Waterworks, one of the biggest sources of water supply to Lagos, while the Island IPP powers street lights and selected public institutions around the CMS area.