Investment in Power represents an innovative investment both in the domestic use of gas but also in a critical pillar of development for the country.
In its commitment to assist the Nigerian Government in providing reliable and dependable power crucial for the nation’s economic development, the NAOC JV commissioned Phase 1 of the country’s very first upstream Independent Power Project in April 2005. Located at Okpai in Delta State, the Okpai IPP has the capacity to supply 480 MW of electricity directly to the national grid.
Okpai’s IPP was the first JV-sponsored IPP in the country, and it has proved to be its most reliable source of power, contributing to about 15% of national power generation. Okpai’s 2nd phase is now under construction and will double its generating capacity up to 1 GW, doubling its customer base to 20 million consumers.
The Plant’s double circuit system Over Head Transmission Line includes 130 towers, ranging from 80 m to 110 m in height, and is capable of carrying the load for IPP Phase 1 as well as the planned future expansion (IPP Phase 2).