Dangote awarded license to generate power, Nigeria

Dangote awarded license to generate power, Nigeria
Published: 24 November 2009

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission awarded a generating license to Dangote Industry Power Ltd., a unit of Dangote Industries Ltd., Daily Trust reported, citing Immamudeen Talba, head of the regulator.

Dangote plans to generate 135MW of electricity at the proposed plant out of which 46MW will be consumed by its Obajana Cement plant in the central Nigerian state of Kogi. The remaining 89 megawatts will be sold to the national grid, Talba said, according to the Abuja-based newspaper.

The regulator has granted 29 licenses to companies to produce power in a bid to boost generation in the West African country to 6,000 megawatts by the end of this year and 10,000 megawatts by 2011, the newspaper said.