Originally posted on Latest News Updates In Nigeria:
The Lagos State Government, through its waste to electricity scheme, has disclosed plans to generate 50 Megawatts of electricity from solid waste in the coming years.
The project, according to the Managing Director, Lagos Waste Management Authority, Mr. Ola Oresanya, will generate energy from large dump sites and landfills across the state.
He said, “We have succeeded in producing electricity from waste at the Ikosi Fruit Market. It is already generating electricity and we are going to scale that up in all markets in Lagos. The largest quantum of electricity is going to come from the Olusosun landfill in Ojota, which will be a minimum of one megawatt; we are looking at about five megawatts from that site, which we can scale up because the site has a potential for about 25 to 30MW.
“If you look at the combined potential of energy we can generate from waste…
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