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Licences for 590MW power plants issued out

20 February 2015, 19:09

Abuja - The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has issued two on-grid licences to KVK Power Nigeria PVT Limited and Aluminium Smelter Company of Nigeria Plc (ALSCON) to generate electricity from solar and gas respectively, Punch reports.

According to the commission, both companies will generate a total of 590 megawatts of electricity when their plants become fully operational.

The KVT Power would be located in Yabo, Sokoto State, adding that the firm had met the requirements for the grant of 50MW on-grid generation licence with no objection received from the general public to its application.

Also read: Striking oil workers cut off gas supply to power plants

It noted that in the same vein, ALSCON’s application for an on-grid electricity generation licence in respect of a 360MW gas-fired plant at Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom State and a permit in respect of a 180MW captive power generation in the same location were approved and issued.

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