Lagos State Govt. To Expand State-Owned IPP Capacity
The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has disclosed the plan by his Government to expand the capacity of the State-owned Independent Power Plant (IPP).
Sanwo-Olu said his administration will be harnessing private investment to boost the output of the IPP in response to the growing need to sustain the “Light-Up Lagos” project and to absorb more public offices in the State-owned power grid.
The Governor made this known during a facility inspection of the IPP in Alausa, which is currently being managed on behalf of the Government by Alausa Power Limited.
The Governor was accompanied on the inspection by the Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat; Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr Olalere Odusote and General Manager, Lagos State Electricity Board, Mr Mukhtar Tijani.
The present administration move to upscale the output of the IPP is seen as a major move by the State Government to optimise the capacity of the power plant, seven years after it was built.
Sanwo-Olu noted the current output could no longer meet the demand of the State adding that the inspection tour would be followed up with a meeting with partners on the IPP initiative to discuss sustainable growth plan on the output, as more Government’s facilities are set to be integrated into the power grid.