FG Engage 12 Firms to Generate 1,000mw from Solar

The minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola said that the federal government has taken some initiatives to engage other sources of energy, following the shortcomings in the gas supply to power plants, to boost the nation’s electricity supply, todayng reports.
 He announced positive developments in the power sector, and the steps taken towards achieving steady and unterupted power.
 Fashola revealed this at the seventh monthly meeting of the stakeholders in the power sector.
The minister however said that the government had initiated Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with about 12 companies, who would generate about 1,000 megawatts from solar power.
He said the formal agreements would soon be signed, noting that construction of the Azura power plant was on schedule and if completed, would add 450 megawatts to the National Grid.


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