The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) says it has issued licence to eight firms that has the capacity to generate a combined output of 1,648.25 megawatts of electricity.

The Commission also issued fresh licence to an electricity distribution company on Thursday at its headquarter in Abuja.

The licences, according to a statement issued by the Commission, were a mixture of on-grid, off-grid, embedded generation and distribution of electricity.

It explained further that one of the licensees, Ossiomo Offistes and Utilities/ Ossiomo Power &Infrastructure, based in Edo State will engage in electricity distribution and in embedded generation of 55 Megawatts gas power electricity.

Another firm, Anambra State Independent Power Generation Company Limited, an on-grid gas-fired plant located in Onitsha, has the capacity for generating 528mw capacity when operational.

There is Cummins Power Generation, Nigeria Limited (NBC), located in Ikeja, Lagos State an off-grid power provider with a capacity for a 3.5mw capacity. The company also has licence for a 1.7mw to serve A&P Foods, in Agege, Lagos.

The statement read further: “NERC licence to Sinosun Investment Limited, based in Jibiya, Kastina State is for an on-grid, solar power generation of 100mw capacity. In the same vein, LR-Aaron Power Limited, located in Gwagalada has licence for 100mw solar powered electricity generation.

By Olisemeka Obeche

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