FG to Utilize PPP for key Hydro Power Infrastructure in 2017
In a move by the government to accelerate the pace of provision of infrastructure across the country, a Public Private Partnership (PPP) approach is about to be robustly engaged in different sectors of the economy including power, Spark reports.
This is contained in a circular obtained recently in Abuja from the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), the body saddled with the management of the federal government’s PPPs. The document dubbed, “2016/2017 Public Private Partnership Project Opportunities”, has a list of projects prepared for a PPP approach and the power sector enjoys a good share of attention in the list.
The development of hydroelectric power from existing 10 small & medium dams across the country to generate about 45MW of off-grid power for the dam environment has been identified. The small and medium dams in view for the project are Owena, Ikere Gorge and Oyan dams in Lot 1; Bakalori, Doma and Omi-Kampe dams in Lot 2; Challawa, Tiga, Jibiya and Zobe dams in Lot 1 with an estimated cost of N29.4 billion. Tede and Dasin Hausa Dams as well as the concession of Oturkpo Dam, all for hydro power were also part of the list.