Little Drops of Water Makes …  14mw Power to Become Available to Lagos as Two New IPPs Come on Stream

About 14.8 megawatts of electricity will be available for redistribution to Lagos in what is expected would have some positive impact on power supply within the state before the end of the year.
This is coming as two additional Independent Power Plants (IPPs) with a combined capacity of 14.8 megawatts, being built by the Lagos State government, in collaboration with two private investors are expected to be switched before year’s end. 
Danmilola Ogunbiyi, general manager of the Lagos State Electricity 
Board (LSEB), said as the new IPPs become operational, current 
consumption by facilities they (IPPs) will serve, would be fed 
back to the national grid and redistributed by the DISCOs, thereby 
improving supply in the state.
The new power projects are Mainland IPP, sited within the Ikeja 
GRA, with 8.8 megawatts capacity and Lekki IPP, which is to 
generate six megawatts. Partnering the state for the embedded 
projects are Mainland Power Limited and Peninsula Integrated Power 
Limited respectively.
The mainland IPP would supply facilities within the state’s old 
secretariat and other critical institutions like Lagos State 
University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), High Courts, the state 
police command headquarters, and over 20km of public lighting. The 
facility would be powered through a pipeline from Gaslink Nigeria 
Limited, while the Lekki IPP will power street lights and aid 
water supply in the area within parts of Ikoyi and Victoria 
Island. The plant, with a dedicated distribution network will run 
on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).
Before now, four other IPPs embarked upon by the government and 
some private investors had been switched on and are currently 
operational. They include the Akute Power Plant, with 12.15 
megawatts capacity; Island I and II with 20 megawatts capacity and 
the Alausa IPP, supplying 10.4 megawatts. With the Mainland and 
Lekki projects coming on stream, the total capacity from the six 
would now be 48.7 megawatts.
Ogunbiyi said the state is already feeling the positive impact of 
the IPPs, citing Alausa, the seat of government, where the 10.4MW 
IPP, now supplies electricity 24 hours a day, to the entire state 
secretariat, staff quarters and street lights within the 
adjourning zone, with previous consumption let off to serve other 
areas.
Further information obtained from the LSEB indicates that not less 
than 120 generators with gaseous emissions had been taken off the 
system since the Alausa IPP was switched on in October 2013 
saving the government fueling and maintenance costs, running into 
about N200 million annually.
Also, the Island IPP expansion is said to be currently providing 
uninterrupted power supply to crucial government facilities within 
the health, education, security, water, waste management, science 
& technology, judicial, sport and transportation sectors in Lagos 
Island.
“The project has extended the IPP distribution network from 18KM 
(Phase I) to 57KM. It has also increased the number of government 
facilities connected to the plant from 10 facilities to 38 
facilities, and public lighting network from 12.6KM to 70.7KM with 
positive impact on security and night life within the covered 
areas.”
Source: businessdayonline.com           
         

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