Northern Governors Sign MoU with GE for 5 Solar Power Plants

The logo of General Electric is pictured at the 26th World Gas Conference in Paris, France, June 2, 2015.  REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The Northern States Governors’ Forum and General Electric, on Monday signed a memoranda of understanding for the construction of five solar plants that aim at generating 500 megawatts of electricity in some parts of Northern Nigeria.

Borno State Governor and Chairman of the Northern States Governors ‘ Forum, Kashim Shettima signed the agreement on behalf of the ‎Governors while General Electric’s Senior Executive, Western Europe and Africa, Mr Armand Pineda and the President/Chief Executive Officer, ‎General Electric, Nigeria, Dr Lazarus Angbazo signed on behalf of their company in a brief ceremony which held at Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja.

Based on the MOU, General Electric which has 120 years experience in power generation, is to build five solar power plants to be located in Borno, Kebbi, Nassarawa, Niger and Taraba States with each of the plants expected to generate 100 megawatts of electricity totaling 500 megawatts across the 5 States. The electricity is meant to stimulate economic activities and social services in the affected States through boosting agricultural food processing, small scale businesses in addition to supplying electricity to schools and hospitals

Source: Energy Mix

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