The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) will in no distant time meet with the 36 state governors and encourage them to invest in the power sector with a view to improving generation in Nigeria.
The Benue State government has also begun moves to generate about 10 megawatts of electricity for the state’s industrial sector.
The project which will be in the form of embedded power plant, would see the state invest about $18 million.
To make it a reality, the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, yesterday, met with NERC, to commence discussions and announce the state’s partnership with the company, Contec Global.
According to him, “We have completed the feasibility study. Based on it, we have 10MW of three units of 3.4MW each. For the moment, it was estimated to cost about $16 million to $18 million, besides other components that we have not included.” He also announced that gas to power the plant would be sourced from Anambra State.