Katsina govt partners 3 developers to build 500MW solar plants

The government of Katsina State has said it will in partnership with three developers, build three renewable energy plants in the state to generate between 300 and 500 megawatts (MW) of electricity.

The special adviser to the governor of the state, Bashir Adamu disclosed at the ongoing Nigerian Alternative Energy Expo (NAEE) in Abuja, that negotiations between the government and the three developers – Power China, Obax Worldwide and Pan Africa Solar, were ongoing.

Already, Pan Africa Solar is developing a 75MW solar plant in Kankia-Katsina. Adamu however said the plan for a 500MW renewable energy plants were different.

Although, he did not provide details of the planned project, he said the government has initiated measures to provide a conducive environment for their takeoff and delivery, adding that when the plants are completed, the state will have enough electricity to revive its agro-based industries.

“You know Katsina is majorly an agrarian economy, we have textile plants that have closed down in the state. We are going into partnership with three developers to build solar plants that will generate between 300 and 500 megawatts of electricity,” said Adamu.