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On 20 December, a first 153MW turbine began power generation at the landmark 459MW Azura-Edo gas-to-power plant, Nigeria’s first fully privatised independent power project to reach financial close and a trailblazer for private sector involvement in the power sector. The project template – from the commercially competitive gas supply agreement with Seplat to World Bank guarantees and private sector-led development – is being seen as a model for independent gas-fired power projects in Nigeria