Ogoni Power Project

The Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) was set up to implement the Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland by the United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP) – 2011. However, HYPREP through the HYPREP Governing Council has thought it essential to provide Electric Power in Ogoniland from the national grid. This Power Project will help to support projects that require urgent sustainability as recommended in the environmental assessment of Ogoniland Report 2011, such as the Centre of Excellence for Environmental Restoration (CEER), Health infrastructure, Potable Water Schemes across Ogoniland, and various livelihoods programmes. Overall, the value chain is innumerable.

Project Overview:

The Ogoni Power Project is a transformative initiative spearheaded by HYPREP (Hydrocarbon Pollution Restoration Project) with the aim of providing sustainable and reliable power supply to the communities of Ogoniland. At HYPREP, we understand that access to electricity is not just a convenience; it’s a catalyst for development, a source of hope, and a gateway to a brighter future.

Our Mission:

  • Electrification: Our primary goal is to electrify households, businesses, and public institutions across Ogoniland. By extending the reach of the national grid into these communities, we are bridging the gap in energy access and enhancing the overall quality of life.
  • Renewable Energy: We are committed to environmental sustainability. In addition to connecting to the grid, the Ogoni Power Project explores renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power. These sources align with our vision of clean, eco-conscious energy solutions.
  • Capacity Building: True empowerment lies in knowledge and self-sufficiency. The project includes comprehensive training and capacity-building programs to equip local communities with the skills and expertise needed to manage and maintain the power infrastructure.

Benefits of the Ogoni Power Project:

  • Improved Quality of Life: Access to electricity enhances everyday living conditions, providing better lighting, heating, and cooling, and powering essential appliances and devices.
  • Economic Opportunities: Reliable electricity opens up new economic opportunities for local businesses, stimulates entrepreneurship, and drives economic growth in the region.
  • Environmental Responsibility: Our commitment to renewable energy sources underscores our responsibility to protect and preserve the environment for future generations.

Key Deliverables

The key deliverables in the Ogoniland power project – phase 1 include the following:
1. The enumeration and valuation of economic trees, crops, and other assets along the power transmission line.
2. Bodo (Gokana) and Wiiyaakara substations (2nos 2x60MVA, 132/33kV Substations) infrastructure.
3. 62km 132/33Kv DC(Double Circuit) Transmission line infrastructure.

Affected Communities Along the Ogoniland Power Transmission Line

The Ogoniland Power Project cut across Twenty-Four (24) Communities in the Four (4) LGAs.
 The enumeration and valuation of economic trees, crops, and other assets has been carried out in Twenty-Three (23) Communities as of the date of publication.

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