gbin Power Plc, an affiliate of Sahara Group, has flagged off the tour of the power operations of Sahara Group, an indigenous energy conglomerate, by 20 Harvard Kennedy School graduates, The Nation reports
Led by Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji, the graduates from the 2017 Masters in Public Policy Class learned about how continuing investments in technology, human capital, overhauls and upgrades were driving the transformation of the power plant, which is responsible for 25 per cent of power generated in Nigeria.
An elated Arohi Sharma, the team’s Student Government President 2016-2017 said: “It is quite exciting and amazing to see the remarkable work that is going on at the power plant. This is my first time in a facility like this and I am personally looking forward to the emergence of a vibrant power sector in Africa with institutions like Egbin Power playing important roles in this regard.”
Following the nation’s privatisation exercise, Sahara, through its power division, Sahara Power Group and sundry affiliations, acquired the 1320MW installed capacity Egbin Power Plant, Ikeja Electric Plc and generation assets at First Independent Power Limited in Rivers State. Sahara Power Group currently operates power generation facilities with a total of approximately 1,750MW of available capacity and working towards deploying a minimum of 5,000MW of electricity generation over the next five years.