List of power stations in Nigeria

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There are currently two main types of power plants operating in Nigeria: (1) hydro-electric and (2) thermal or fossil fuel power plants. There have been two main types of fossil fuel/thermal power plants in the country: (i) coal-fired and (ii) natural gas-fired.

Ownership[edit]

The power plants are classified, based on ownership, as either:

  1. Fully owned by the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN). There is a plan to privatize these power plants.
  2. Owned by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC). The NDPHC is owned by the three tiers of government in Nigeria (Federal, State and Local). These power plants are referred to as being part of the National Integrated Power Project (NIPP).
  3. Wholly owned by state governments and/or private companies/individuals. Such a power plant is referred to as being an Independent Power Producer (IPP).

Capacity, generation and demand[edit]

As of December 2013, the total installed or nameplate capacity (maximum capacity) of the power plants was 6,953 MW. Available capacity was 4,598 MW. Actual average generation was 3,800 MW.[1]

As of December 2014, the total installed capacity of the power plants was 7,445 MW. Available capacity was 4,949 MW.[2] Actual average generation was less than 3,900 MW.

The Presidential Task Force on Power's peak demand forecast is 12,800 MW (April 2015).

Fossil fuel power stations[edit]

Natural gas[edit]

Power station Community Coordinates Type Capacity Status Year completed Gas supply source
AES Barge (IPP) [1] Egbin 6°33′33″N 3°36′54″E / 6.55917°N 3.61500°E / 6.55917; 3.61500 Simple cycle gas turbine 270 MW Non-operational [2] 2001 Escravos–Lagos Pipeline System
Aba Power Station (IPP)[3] Aba

Abia State

5°09′11″N 7°18′38″E / 5.15306°N 7.31056°E / 5.15306; 7.31056 Simple cycle gas turbine 140 MW 2012
Afam IV-V Power Station (FGN) Afam

Rivers State

4°51′05″N 7°15′17″E / 4.85139°N 7.25472°E / 4.85139; 7.25472 Simple cycle gas turbine 726 MW (Afam IV -6 x 75 MW (GT 13-18), Afam V -2 x 138 MW (GT 19-20))[4] Non-operational [5] 1982 (Afam IV)- 2002 (Afam V) Okoloma gas plant
Afam VI Power Station (IPP) Afam

Rivers State

4°50′58″N 7°15′24″E / 4.84944°N 7.25667°E / 4.84944; 7.25667 Combined cycle gas turbine 624 MW [6] Partially operational [7] 2009 (Gas turbines) 2010 (Steam turbines) Okoloma gas plant
Alaoji Power Station (NIPP) Abia state 5°04′00″N 7°19′24″E / 5.06667°N 7.32333°E / 5.06667; 7.32333 Combined cycle gas turbine 1074 MW [8] Partially operational [9] 2012-2015 [10] Norten Option Gas Pipeline [11] from Obigbo gas plant
Calabar Power Station (NIPP) Calabar Simple cycle gas turbine 561 MW [12] Non-operational [13] 2014 [14] UQUO gas plant (planned)
Egbema Power Station (NIPP) Imo State 5°33′56″N 6°44′18″E / 5.56556°N 6.73833°E / 5.56556; 6.73833 Simple cycle gas turbine 338 MW [15] Non-operational [16] 2012-2013 Gbarain Ubie gas plant (planned)
Egbin Thermal Power Station (FGN but Privatized) Egbin 6°33′47″N 3°36′55″E / 6.56306°N 3.61528°E / 6.56306; 3.61528 Gas-fired steam turbine 1320 MW (six 220-MW units)Egbin - Thermal Power Station in Egbin, Nigeria Partially operational (1000 MW) [17] 1985-1986 Escravos–Lagos Pipeline System
Geregu I Power Station- Privatized Geregu Kogi State Simple cycle gas turbine 414 MW Partially operational [18] 2007 Oben-Geregu pileline, Oben gas plant
Geregu II Power Station (NIPP) Geregu Kogi State Simple cycle gas turbine 434 MW [19] Partially operational [20] 2012 Oben-Geregu pileline, Oben gas plant
Ibom Power Station (IPP) Ikot Abasi 4°33′53″N 7°34′06″E / 4.56472°N 7.56833°E / 4.56472; 7.56833 Simple cycle gas turbine 190 MW Partially operational (90 MW) [21] 2009
Ihovbor Power Station (NIPP) Benin City 6°24′20″N 5°41′00″E / 6.40556°N 5.68333°E / 6.40556; 5.68333 Simple cycle gas turbine 450 MW [22] Partially operational [23] 2012-2013 Escravos–Lagos Pipeline System
Okpai Power Station (IPP) Okpai Combined cycle gas turbine 480 MW [24] Operational 2005 Obiafu-Obrikom(Ob-Ob) gas plant
Olorunsogo Power Station Olorunsogo 6°52′55″N 3°18′52″E / 6.88194°N 3.31444°E / 6.88194; 3.31444 Simple cycle gas turbine 336 MW, (8 x 42 MW [25] [26] Partially operational [27] 2007 Escravos–Lagos Pipeline System
Olorunsogo II Power Station (NIPP) Olorunsogo 6°53′08″N 3°18′56″E / 6.88556°N 3.31556°E / 6.88556; 3.31556 Combined cycle gas turbine 675 MW [28] NDPHC (4x112.5 MW and 2x112.5 MW steam turbines.) [29]

Working below capacity due to gas supply issues. [30]

Partially operational [31] 2012 Escravos–Lagos Pipeline System
Omoku Power Station (IPP) Omoku Simple cycle gas turbine 150 MW (6 x 25 MW gas turbines)[32] Rocksonengineering. Non-operational [33] 2005
Omoku II Power Station (NIPP) Omoku Simple cycle gas turbine 225 MW (2 x 112.5 MW gas turbines) Non-operational [34] 2013 [35]


Omotosho I Power Station (FGN-Privatized) Omotosho 6°44′09″N 4°42′39″E / 6.73583°N 4.71083°E / 6.73583; 4.71083 Simple cycle gas turbine 336 MW [36]; (8 x 42 MW) Partially operational [37] 2005 Escravos–Lagos Pipeline System
Omotosho II Power Station (NIPP) Omotosho Simple cycle gas turbine 450 MW, (4x112.5 MW)

Partially operational [38]

2012 Escravos–Lagos Pipeline System
Sapele Power Station-Privatized Sapele 5°55′31″N 5°38′44″E / 5.92528°N 5.64556°E / 5.92528; 5.64556 Gas-fired steam turbine and Simple cycle gas turbine 1020 MW (Phase I: 1978-1980 6 x 120 MW Gas-fired steam turbines,

phase II: 1981 4 x 75 MW gas turbines)

Partially operational (135 MW) [39] 1978 - 1981 Escravos–Lagos Pipeline System
Sapele Power Station (NIPP) Sapele 5°55′40″N 5°38′41″E / 5.92778°N 5.64472°E / 5.92778; 5.64472 Simple cycle gas turbine 450 MW (4x112.5 MW [40] Partially operational [41] 2012 Escravos–Lagos Pipeline System
Transcorp Ughelli Power Station (privatised) known also as Delta power station. [42] Ughelli, Delta State 5°32′28″N 5°54′56″E / 5.54111°N 5.91556°E / 5.54111; 5.91556 Simple cycle gas turbine 900 MW Partially Operational

(465 MW) [43]

1966-1990 Plant was built in 4 phases.

I: 1966 (decommissioned), II: 1975 6 x 25 MW, III: 1978 6 x 25 MW, IV: 1990 6 x 100 MW

Utorogu, Ugheli East gas plant

Proposed natural gas power plants[edit]

Power station Community Coordinates Type Capacity Status Year completed Gas supply source
Azura Thermal Power Station (IPP) Benin City Simple cycle gas turbine 450 MW In development[3] TBD

Coal[edit]

Power station Community Coordinates Type Capacity Status Year completed Additional description
Itobe Power Plant Itobe Kogi State Circulating Fluidized Bed technology 1200 MW Planned 2015-2018 (first phase 600 MW) The first phase consists of four 150 MW units. Actual effort is focused on development mining to establish additional coal resources. [44] Zuma Energy presentation. The project is actually a 1200 MW power plant to be divided into 4 phases of 2 units each. The project has almost achieved financial close and execution of construction agreement.

The Oji River Thermal Power Plant was a coal-fired power plant. It is no longer operational.

Hydroelectric[edit]

In service[edit]

Hydroelectric station Community Coordinates Type Capacity (MW) Year completed Name of reservoir River
Kainji Power Station Reservoir 800 1968[4] Kainji Lake Niger River
Jebba Power Station Reservoir 540 1985 Lake Jebba Niger River
Shiroro Power Station Reservoir 600 1990 Lake Shiroro Kaduna River
Zamfara Power Station Reservoir 100 2012[5] Gotowa Lake Bunsuru River

Under construction or proposed[edit]

Hydroelectric station Community Coordinates Type Capacity (MW) Year completed Name of reservoir River
Kano Power Station Reservoir 100 2015[6] Hadejia River
Zamfara Power Station Reservoir 100 2012[7] Gotowa Lake Bunsuru River
Kiri Power Station Reservoir 35 2016 Benue River
Mambilla Power Station Taraba State 6°41′46″N 11°09′16″E / 6.69611°N 11.15444°E / 6.69611; 11.15444 Reservoir 3050 2018 [45] Gembu, Sum Sum and Nghu Lake Donga River

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2013 Year In Review, Presidential Task Force on Power, Pg. 16
  2. ^ 2014 Year In Review, Presidential Task Force on Power, Pg. 53
  3. ^ Wallace, Paul (24 August 2015). "Nigeria Gets World Bank Guarantee for 450 Megawatt Power Plant". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  4. ^ Nigeria's Hydroelectric Dams
  5. ^ About Zamfara Power Station
  6. ^ Power Station in the Pipeline
  7. ^ About Zamfara Power Station