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Jubilation in Aba as Geometric power turns on turbine

There was massive jubilation in Aba, Abia state on Sunday, when Turbine 3 was turned on at 3.39am. The excitement was initiated by the Geometric Power engineers and their foreign counterparts. They were joined by the Abia State Commissioner for Power and Public Utilities, Ikechukwu Monday.

The president is expected to commission the 181-megawatt Geometric Power plant in the Osisioma Industrial Layout of Aba in Abia State on Monday, February 26, 2024. This is according to a statement by the company’s management issued just now. It was gathered that the plant was originally scheduled for inauguration on Saturday, February 24, by President Bola Tinubu.

The new date was chosen by The Presidency in Abuja due to what insider sources described as unexpected developments.

The president will commission the 188-MW thermal plant alongside Aba Power Ltd which will take electricity from the new plant and supply to nine of the 17 local government areas in Abia State.

Described as the biggest investment in the Southeast, Geometric Power has spent some $800 million dollars on its integrated power project, which includes building a 27-kilometre natural gas pipeline from Owaza in Ukwa west LGA in Abia State to the Osisioma Industrial Layout in Aba.

Credit: Business Day

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