Field Trip to Egbin Power Station and Renewable Energy Centre, Songhai

The Centre’s Students and some members of Faculty embarked on a week-long trip to Egbin Thermal Power Station in Lagos and the Renewable Energy Centre (Songhai Farms) in Porto Novo, Benin Republic from July 27 to July 31, 2015. The visits were in line with one of the core focus of CPEEL; to empower students to be global players through exposure to practical energy projects.

The students were conducted round the 1320 MW Capacity Egbin Thermal Plant as well as the different renewable energy facilities available at the Songhai Farms. Egbin Thermal Station is of reheat type with high intermediate low pressure impulse reaction turbine design and a hydrogen cooled generator, while Songhai Farms offers an environment where livestock and crop production, energy production, and aquaculture energize each other.