Abuja Emergency Power Project was an effort to meet the growing demand of electricity and improve the situation of power supply in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.
In 2000, Geometric Power Limited and Renatech International Limited established a joint venture of Geometric Power and Renatech to build the first indigenously-owned private-sector power plant in Nigeria. The technical partner on the project was Cummins Power Generation of USA. This pioneer initiative resulted in the building of a 15 Megawatt Abuja Emergency Power Station which is the first power generating station built by the company in Nigeria.
This power station came on stream on November 7, 2001 and was officially commissioned in a ceremony by the Former Vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on December 21, 2001. This power station operated on demand 24 hours 7 days a week since the commissioning until the end of the EPP contract in March 2004. The company has therefore proven that it is possible to build and sustain a privately owned electric power company in Nigeria.
Achievements of Abuja Emergency Power Plant