Power and energy are very critical to industrialization particularly and for the overall development of any society. Hardly can any sector of the economy grow without power. And so, in his quest to catapult Akwa Ibom State into an industrial hub in the West Africa, Governor Udom Emmanuel has vigorously boosted Power generation in the State to enhance commercial and domestic electricity needs.

Achievements recorded in the power sector include:

  • Secured license for generation of 685 megawatt at Ibom Power Plant, Ikot Abasi
  • Rehalibiltation of PHED at Ekim, Mkpat Enin, electricity facilities in Ikot Ekpene, Ikot Abai Ekpu village and Nyaidiong, Mkpat Enin
  • Sub-station at Edet Akpan Avenue, Uyo
  • 300KVA substation at Wellington Bassey Barracks, Ibagwa, Abak
  • Configuration and commissioning of GT 2 to enable IPP operate at 80 percent of installed capacity as required under the CBN-NESI Fund
  • Installation of “dead bus” technology, which allows Akwa Ibom to be an island of power supply during national grid outages