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The north-western Kano state of Nigeria received two power generating turbines and 12 containers containing electrical materials for the two Independent Power Projects (IPP), the Daily Trust reported.

The N14 billion ($73 million) IPP’s were initiated by Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso who commissioned two power projects in Tiga and Challawa Gorge dams.

The Tiga IPP will have an installed capacity of 10MW of which 5MW will be used to power the Tamburawa and Challawa water works. The remainder 5MW will be used to power street lights and sold to industries for use during the day.

“The two projects were approved at the sum of N14.2 billion [$73 million], in addition to N2 billion [$10 million] for taking electricity to the city”, the governor’s Director of press and public relations, Halilu Ibrahim Dantiye said in a statement.

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Nicolette Pombo-van Zyl has been working in the African power, energy and water sectors since 2011, first with African Utility Week and now as the Editor of ESI Africa. She is also an Advisory Board member of the Global and African Power & Energy Elites publications. With her passion for sustainable business and placing African countries on the international stage, Nicolette takes a keen interest in current affairs and technology trends.