In Nigeria, the government of Cross River state has just wrapped up plans to construct a 2-MW multi-fuel power plant in each of its 18 local councils. The move is aimed at boosting electricity supply in the rural communities of the State.
Cross River state Governor, Ben Ayade, revealing the news said “I have 18 local government areas and it is my commitment to ensure that every council and village has electricity under my watch.”
According to Ayade, the plants would combine renewable and non-renewable energy sources as the state is “considering the option of using solar for the day and gas fire for the night.”
“We are trying to have an industrial setting where we will actually be dealing with power supply and solar base systems to stranded communities,” the governor added.
The project, which is scheduled to be completed by 2019, will be executed in partnership with Industrial Project Services SA Ltd., a South African company.