NBET Approves Entry Price for 14 Solar Plants

Waziri Bintube

The Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company Plc (NBET) said that it has approved an entry price of 11.5 cents (N30) per kilowatts hours (kWh) as the entry price for the 14 pioneer solar power stations set to be built in Nigeia, Thisday reports.
The 14 solar power plants will generate 1,125 megawatts (MW) of electricity collectively which will be distributed to the grid through a stepped down transmission network to enable them to minimise levels of transmission losses.
Mr. Waziri Bintube, acting Managing Director of NBET, stated this before signing the PPAs with the investors in Abuja recently.
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He said the entry price was negotiated down from 23 cents per kWh in 2015 to the current level that was acceptable to all the parties.

Bintube further said that $1.75 billion is expected to be spent in construction of the plants by the investors and the deadline for the plants to come on stream would be 18 months from when the project starts.

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