by Opeoluwa Quadri
Ogun State government is soon to commission a 10 mega watt mini power plant, located at Onijoganjogan, Ewekoro Local Government Area of the State.
Olamilekan Adegbite, the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure disclosed this in Abeokuta, according to him, the project when completed, would in addition to boost power supply to government establishments also power street lights in the state.
The plant, he added, will serve government establishments, like quarters, hospitals, model schools, secretariat and powering of street lights.
According to him as reported by This Day, the old mini power plant was installed before the inception of the present administration in 2011, explaining that it had three mega watt and could only serve five hours. He added that it was earlier upgraded to seven mega watt and now upgraded to ten mega watt.
He promised that a similar power plant would also be established at other major cities in the state, noting that the project is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) with a legislation to back up its sustainability.
“We are not replacing IBDEC, there is room for captive generation. We are generating for ourselves in a more sustainable manner and that is what we are doing,” the commissioner said.