Power generation continues to present a major challenge and remains an impediment to industrialisation.
However, the South East can adopt a regional initiative which can substantially reduce the spectre of power shortages by setting up independent power plants in each of the South East States. The power projects should be developed in accordance with existing local resources for power generation. Enugu State for example, has an abundance of coal and could develop power plants based on coal. In Abia, Anambra and Imo States where there are crude oil resources, gas powered plants could be built. Ebonyi State will likewise construct power plants with available local resources. Hydro-power and Solar energy amongst others could also be harnessed. These initiatives would bring the South East close to self sufficiency in power generation.