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Nigeria: Mainland IPP commissioned amid electioneering

The 8.8MW Mainland independent power project was commissioned on 30 October by Lagos State governor Babatunde Fashola. Developed through a public/private partnership between the state government and a consortium of Mainland Power, CET Power and Solad Electric, the plant operates using 5.8MW powered by natural gas and 3MW standby using diesel. It will supply a number of institutional buildings including Lagos State University Teaching Hospital and Area F Police Command, as well as 20km of street lighting. There will be the possibility of transferring ownership to the state government after ten years of operation; there is also an option to expand generation to 25MW.

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