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The Shiroro Hydroelectric Power Station is seeking both the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE’s) and the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC’s) approval for the construction of a 300mw photo voltaic (solar) power plant.
The new plant is to be built within the premises of the existing Shiroro plant which the Federal Government concessioned to North South Power Company (NSP) Limited on November 1, 2013.
The firm’s Chief Technical Officer, Mr. Roland Lwiindi, told the Post Privatisation Monitoring Team of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) that was on a monitoring exercise at the power station, that should the Federal Government give the company the go ahead to establish the plant, its first phase would come on line in 2017.
The leader of the BPE delegation, Mr. Abdullahi Shaibu, in response, told the company that the Federal Government would have to constitute its National Council on Privatisation (NCP) before it could review and act on the request.