Electricity: Geometric Power to generate 1,140mw in 2017-Nnaji

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There is hope of improved power supply in 2017, as Aba, Abia State-based Geometric Power stated that it is working in partnership with foreign firms to generate 1,140 megawatts to boost power supply to the South-east geo political zone of the country.

Barth Nnaji, former Minister of Power, who is the promoter of the project said the first tranche of the power project, a 140 megawatts power plant by Geometric would come on stream before the first half of the year.

He explained that Geometric Power is partnering with United States based General Electric and Orascom of Egypt to build two separate 500 megawatts power plants in Aba to bring the total to 1,140 megawatts.

“The project, Aba integrated power project (Aba IPP), the issue that held it from coming on stream is being resolved with the full support of the Federal Government, the Minister of Power, the Permanent Secretary, President, the Vice President; they are working very hard to see that this thing is fully resolved.

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