FG Focused on Energy Mix Initiative to Diversify Energy Source- Fashola

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The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola said the focus of government was mainly on the energy mix initiative to diversify energy source.
The Minister, who disclosed this when he made a presentation at the Wilson Centre, Washington DC, USA.
He listed such projects to include the Zungeru Power plant where work is nearing completion after more than two years of suspension of work and the Azura Power Plant in Edo State where, according to him, work was also suspended for over two years due to court issues.
Fashoa noted that there were also many smaller hydro-plants like Chalawa hydro plant, Ikere hydro plant. He said there are more than 40 such small hydro-plants which the government is also trying to bring into procurement.
According to him, “We have completed the business plan on eight and we are trying to see if we can get that on. That would help our rural electrification projects because those dams are in the rural areas.”
On Solar energy, Fashola said Nigeria has a lot of sunlight that could be used when the radiation was optimum and efficient during the day and also in parts of the country where the radiation levels were most prolific so that efficiency would be delivered.

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