The Benin Airport and the Nigerian Air Force Base in the Benin metropolis, in Edo State of Nigeria, are to enjoy 24-hour electricity supply from the Ossiomo Power, a public-private partnership power generating facility.
This was revealed by the Edo State, Godin Obaseki, while speaking to journalists in Benin City.
Currently, the CCETC-Ossiomo Power Plant – an Independent Power Project, IPP – is providing electricity to government offices and streetlights in Benin metropolis; Emotan Gardens Estate; Edo Tech Park, Edo Modular Refinery; the John Odigie Oyegun Public Service Academy and Edo Creative Hub, among others.
The new 40MW Ossiomo Power Plant, which became operational on December 29, 2021, is dedicated to providing power to the Benin Industrial and Enterprise Park, and is delivering power to Ologbo and Obayantor communities in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of the State.
The new plant has ramped up the generation capacity of Ossiomo Power to 95MW, as a 55MW plant has been operational since 2020.