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Lagos set for second Energy Conservation Month in Oct

Lagos State Electricity Board has announced plans by the Lagos State government to commission the 8.8mw Mainland Independent Power Plant as part of activities commemorating the Energy Conservation Month 2014. The Power Plant located at the Government Reservation Area, G.R.A Ikeja when switched on will ensure 24-hour uninterrupted electric power supply to a number of public institutions including the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja High Court Complex, Old Secretariat Complex, Ikeja Water Works and guarantee over 20km of Public Lighting to select streets around Ikeja. His Excellency, Governor BabatundeFashola (SAN) would formally switch on the power plant on Friday, October 31, 2014.
According to a Press Statement issued in Lagos by the General Manager, Lagos State Electricity Board, Mrs. DamilolaOgunbiyi the Lagos State government is committed to its holistic plan to meet the power needs of Lagos.
Ogunbiyi said, “the power need of Lagos, Nigeria’s industrial and commercial nerve centre and one of the world’s fastest growing Megacities is huge. To this end, the Lagos State Government has launched several initiatives to meet the power need of its people across domestic, industrial and commercial spheres.” She further explained that part of the steps taken so far by the Fashola administration is the implementation of a strategic energy development plan which entails the creation of a full-fledged Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and the Lagos State Electricity Board (LSEB), launch of Independent Power Projects as well as the dedication of October as the Energy Conservation Month. The Energy Conservation Month, which debuted in 2013, has become an annual event commemorated by the state government.
Ogunbiyi further clarified the intent of Lagos State Electricity Board for introducing The Energy Conservation Month saying, “it is essentially a Behavioural Change Campaign dubbed as ‘Conserve Energy, Save Money’ (CESM) and aimed at promoting the practice of efficient use of available electric power”.
Other activities lined up by the Lagos State government through the Lagos State Electricity Board for the 2014 edition of the Energy Conservation Month will include the launch of a Lagos Energy Calculator and the Lagos Energy Calculator App, the first consumer-focused application in Africa, designed to help consumers closely estimate the amount of energy they consume and then take steps to conserve energy and reduce wastage. The line up of activities will also include the commissioning of an Energy Academy, an initiative of the state government established to serve as as a Centre of Excellence in energy training and education, research and innovation in Nigeria. Also, the first Lagos State Oil and Gas Summit and ‘Inventergy’, an Innovation Challenge sponsored by the state government to encourage young inventors who have designed efficient and cost-effective energy solutions will also be held during the month as part of the commemorative activities.

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