Thursday, July 20, 2006

The Aba Clean Energy Carbon Project, Nigeria

The Aba Clean Energy Carbon Project is a 120 megawatt plant initiated and being developed in Aba (Eastern Nigeria) by Geometric Power Limited, an indeginous private-sector driven power provider in Nigeria.

According to International Finance Corporation (IFC), one of the financiers of the project, the project "will construct an efficient, gas-fired power plant, which will displace the electricity and steam currently being generated by industrial and large commercial enterprises in the City of Aba, it will [also] introduce an efficient co-generation unit that will reduce GHG [Green House Gas] emissions that are responsible for climate change..."

Alhough 120 MW is a drop in the ocean in regard to the electricity need in Nigeria; however, it is an excellent idea (Nigerianis going green!) and a major boost to the power sector, particularly to Aba- a major commercial city and hotbed for artisans and small-mid sized manufacturing businesses.

Related link: Geometric Power on Timbuktu Chronicles.