A $2.5 billion power plant to be sited in Anambra State by an American company to provide 1,500 mega watts of electricity will soon come on board.
The project to be executed by the U.S-based Power African Initiatives, according to the Federal Government- Licensed Electrical Contractors, will enhance access to and availability of power generation in Africa.
New Telegraph on Sunday learnt that he project is to be installed at the instance of Anambra State Government in collaboration with the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company.
LECAN National President, Otunba Dele Akintola, who confirmed the installation of the plant in the state, warned that until the completion of the laying of pipes to reduce the problems associated with gas supply for the generation of the electricity, the country may not get its power sector reforms well.
Akintola, who has been a member of the National Electricity Reforms since 2005, told its members that it was no longer business as usual in installation and supply, with President Goodluck Jonathan’s signing of the 2014 Electricity Act.
On the procurement of prepaid meters, he denied any collaboration with EEDC to divert the ones meant for the people of Anambra State, adding that arrangements have been completed and necessary legislation put in place to ensure adequate supply of the PPMs.
In his remark, the Principal Manager, Operations EEDC in Anambra State, Mr. J. Ajah, said logistics had been completed to ensure the entire state has electricity supply before the end of the year.
He said with the installation of 1,500 mega watts, Anambra will witness uninterrupted power supply soon