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In October 2008, the Afam VI power plant began generating electricity, fed by natural gas from the Okoloma gas plant.

The power plant began producing over 400 MW to the grid via the open cycle phase and has attained a generation capacity of 624 MW through the full combined-cycle phase. This integrated project has contributed 14% to 20% of Nigeria’s current power supply.

Gas from Okoloma also serves industrial and other users within the eastern grid network. The Afam VI power plant is an example of the integration of new technology in domestic power generation. By utilizing combined cycle technology, the plant uses 40% less gas than open cycle plants.

In addition, in reflection of the SPDC JV’s commitment to sustainable development, the plant has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power generation, saving over 500,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year. In recognition of this, the power plant was registered as a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project in February 2013 by the United Nations Executive Board for Climate Change.

As part of capacity development for the host and impacted communities, the power plant project has also undertaken the training of 30 graduate community youth in combined cycle power plant operation and maintenance.

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