Prof Nnaji Advocates for Replicating Aba's 181MW Plant Nationwide

Nnaji discussed how the Aba power plant's success may be replicated in other areas, emphasizing the importance of local electricity generation in reducing reliance on the national grid.
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Amidst Nigeria's persistent power challenges, Prof Barth Nnaji, a former Minister of Power, and CEO of Geometric Power Limited, has proposed a ground-breaking approach that has the potential to revolutionise the country's electricity supply.

At the center of this solution is the recently inaugurated 181-megawatt power plant in Aba, Abia State, which Nnaji believes may serve as a model for similar projects across the country. This project offers not just to improve energy security, but also to boost economic development and environmental sustainability.

In a recent interview with Sunrise Daily, Nnaji discussed how the Aba power plant's success may be replicated in other areas, emphasizing the importance of local electricity generation in reducing reliance on the national grid.

He contended that by applying a 'blotter and ink' strategy, in which power generation is strategically dispersed throughout regions with considerable economic and industrial activity, Nigeria might create a more stable and sustainable energy infrastructure.

Nnaji believes that renewable energy sources will play an important part in this transition, providing a cleaner, more efficient alternative to existing fossil fuels. The Aba power project, managed by Geometric Power Limited, has already begun to provide encouraging results, with Aba Power Limited Electric supplying energy to about nine of Abia State's 17 local government areas.

The plant's capacity greatly surpasses present demand, demonstrating its ability to offer a consistent and dependable power supply to a larger region. Nnaji's vision extends beyond Aba, with the goal of replicating this achievement in major cities like Lagos, Kano, and Kaduna, therefore promoting economic growth and improving the quality of life for millions of Nigerians.

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