Sokoto State Government on Wednesday commenced the test running of its N3.8 billion Independent Power Project (IPP), whose contract was awarded in November 2008.
The project has the installed capacity of a minimum of 30 megawatts and a maximum of 38 megawatts. The Chief Operating Officer of the contracting firm, Vulcan Elvaton Ltd, Mr. Franklin Ngbor, told newsmen during the test run that the turbine of the project had already tested three times.
The Director-General of the project, Mr. Umar Bande stated that the plant has a dual type turbine that can use diesel, gas or LPFO. The Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Bashir Garba, also said that an agreement will be signed between the state government and the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), on the evacuation of the power to the national grid.