To contribute its quota in addressing challenge of electricity supply, Mabon Limited, indigenous firm, has inaugurated a 40 MW Dadin Kowa Hydroelectric Power Plant in Gombe State.
Mabon noted the plant will light up homes, schools, and hospitals, thus improving living condtions and creating new opportunities for growth.
Speaking at inauguration, Managing Director, Richard Madubunyi, said: 'The completion of Dadin Kowa Hydropower is a testament to the power of collaboration. It took effort and resources from stakeholders to ensure success. The Federal Government, state, host communities, and partners all contributed to making this plant a reality.
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'Thus far, the plant has contributed 401 Gigawatts to National Grid despite challenges associated with operations of a new plant, bearing in mind technical, and regulatory challenges.
'We aim to generate even more power for people and industries. We will continue to contribute to the national grid with an annual total generation capacity of 240,000 megawatt hour.
'Mabon will increase Irrigation Water supply from 3,000 hectares to 5,000 hectares. We are planning to improve our contribution to the grid by providing Black Start Operation where necessary.'
Governor Muhammad Yahaya, saying the power project represents a milestone in energy independence of Northeast, added: 'Our administration is working on 200MW solar power project under Northern Governors' Renewable Energy Initiative. In addition, we will harness our hydropower potential at Balanga Dam to boost Gombe State energy capacity.'