Delta evolves master plan for 24-hour electricity supply

Emma Amaize

21 February 2012, Sweetcrude, WARRI — DELTA State has produced an energy master plan that will enable it provide 24-hour electricity to the people and also drive its industrialisation process.

The master plan includes gas production and utilisation, generation, transmission and distribution and is engaging investors from around the world in these areas.

Chairman of Delta State Integrated Development Project (DIDP), a public-private partnership development programme, Mr. Godwin Akpobire, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen, Monday, in Warri, Delta State.

He said already, the state is planning an energy conference, tagged ‘Delta Electricity Conference’ to brainstorm on the electricity supply market that will soon emerge in the state.

He said: “There are also plans for a Delta Electricity Conference soon. The energy conference will enable us to explain to Deltans our model for the provision of electricity for the state. It is my hope that in Delta State, every community will have electricity for 24 hours and the fulfillment of that dream is not dependent on the functional capabilities of Power Holding Company of Nigeria alone.”

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