Cummins, Sapele Power Plc Seal 300mw Power Purchase Agreement

As part of its plans to build a gas-fired power plant in Nigeria, Cummins Cogeneration Limited has signed a 300 megawatt- Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Sapele Power Plc.

Speaking at the recent signing ceremony, the Chairman of Cummins, Deepak Khilnani said his company was delighted about its partnership with Sapele Power Plc.

Khilnani said: the synergy between the two firms will leverage individual firm’s strengths and capabilities to deliver a clean and sustainable long-term energy solution for Nigerians.

He explained:“This project will be operated using Cummins Combined Heat and Power (CHP) lean burn gas generator sets which emit up to five times less nitrogen oxide than comparable diesel generator sets and near-zero particulate matter. In adding to this, it offers a 48 per cent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions compared to traditional steam turbine engines, which makes this a highly efficient and environmentally sustainable project.”

Sapele Power Plc operates Nigeria’s second largest power plant with an installed capacity of about 1,020MW, capable of meeting the energy needs of around 750,000 homes at full capacity.

Following  this partnership, the plant will distribute electricity generated from the plant directly to Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET), supplying millions of homes and businesses with clean power.

Expressing delight on the signing of the agreement, the Chairman of Sapele Power Plc, Anthony Onoh stated that the project would be split into two phases.


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