Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Kaduna 30 Megawatts Solar Energy Generation May Increase to 120 Megawatts

Kaduna — The initial 30megawatt solar energy generation signed between Kaduna State and a German company can be built and increased to 120mw over a period of time depending on the success of the first phase, the commissioner for rural and community development, Architect Isah Idris Umaru has said.

Speaking in an interview with Sunday Trust, he said, "The initial megawatts we expect is 30 but that can be built and increased to 120mw over a period of time depending on the success of the first phase. So we want large site that accommodates the expansion needed to continue to increase the power."

It would be recalled that Governor Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa of Kaduna State last week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Helios Energy to generate 30mw of solar power.

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