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 (2013 Year In Review, Presidential Task Force on Power, Pg. 16).

As of December 2014, the total installed capacity of the power plants was 7,445 MW. Available capacity was 4,949 MW (2014 Year In Review, Presidential Task Force on Power, Pg. 53). 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 Additional description
AES Barge (IPP) 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 Operational 2001 Independent Power Project. [1] Light inside: the experience of independent

power projects in Nigeria. Nine gas turbines are mounted on barges.

Aba Power Station (IPP) 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 Taking off (I quarter 2013) 2012 It is private integrated power project being built by Geometric Power Systems. [2] allafrica
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 Partially operational 1982 (Afam IV)- 2002 (Afam V) Afam IV -6 x 75 MW (GT 13-18), Afam V -2 x 138 MW (GT 19-20),[3]
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 [4], Shell. Operational 2009 (Gas turbines) 2010 (Steam turbines)
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 [5] NDPHC. Partially operational (225 MW) [6] The Nation 2012-2015 [7] Abiastate. 4 x 112.5 MW turbines and later 2 x 255 MW steam turbines. Plant is delayed due to evacuation capacity and securitization for Shell. [8] NDPHC Presentation.
Calabar Power Station (NIPP) Calabar Simple cycle gas turbine 561 MW [9] NDPHC. Under Construction 2014 [10] NDPHC Presentation. 5 x 112.5 MW turbines, Gas supply will available from 2014. [11] NDPHC Presentation.
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 [12] NDPHC. Under Construction 2012-2013 3 x 112.5 MW turbines. Plant is waiting for evacuation infrastructure.[13] NDPHC Presentation.
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 Partially Operational (994 MW) [14] 1985-1986 Has six 220-MW independent units.Egbin - Thermal Power Station in Egbin, Nigeria Mbendi Information Services
Geregu I Power Station- Privatized Geregu Kogi State Simple cycle gas turbine 414 MW Unknown 2007 The plant is during privatisation process [15]
Geregu II Power Station (NIPP) Geregu Kogi State Simple cycle gas turbine 434 MW [16] Siemens Taking off (I quarter 2013) 2012 3 x 146-MW SGT5-2000E gas turbines, 3 x SGen5-100A generators, SPPA-T3000 control system [1]
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 (60 MW) [17] ThisDayLive 2009 The plant’s overall generating capacity is technically constrained by existing transmission and distribution facilities of PHCN and the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), to only 60 MW.

[18] ThisDayLive

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 [19] NDPHC. Under Construction 2012-2013 4 x 112.5 MW turbines, Plant can't be launched due to delayed evacuation capacity. [20] NDPHC Presentation.
Okpai Power Station (IPP) Okpai Combined cycle gas turbine 480 MW Operational 2005 Independent Power Project. [21] Light inside: the experience of independent

power projects in Nigeria.

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 Partially Operational 2007 8 x 42 MW [22] Sepco3, Working below capacity due to gas supply issues. [23] ThisDayLive.
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 [24] NDPHC Partially Operational 2012 4x112.5 MW and 2x112.5 MW steam turbines. [25] NDPHC Presentation.

Working below capacity due to gas supply issues. [26] Sweetcrude.

Omoku Power Station (IPP) Omoku Simple cycle gas turbine 150 MW [27] Rocksonengineering. Operational 2005 6 x 25 MW gas turbines
Omoku II Power Station (NIPP) Omoku Simple cycle gas turbine 225 MW Under Construction 2013 [28] FMI 2 x 112.5 MW gas turbines

emails and other details are not available at the moment.

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 [29]; Operational 2005 8 x 42 MW
Omotosho II Power Station (NIPP) Omotosho Simple cycle gas turbine 450 MW Operational fully by NDPHC [30] The Nation

Partially operational (375 MW) By China Machinery Engineering Corporation [31] BusinessDay.

2012 4x112.5 MW, The plant is build and operated by China Machinery Engineering Corporation.
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 Partially Operational (135 MW) [32] Information Brochure 1978 - 1981 Most of units requires major overhaul.

Plant is build in 2 phases. Phase I: 1978-1980 6 x 120 MW Gas-fired steam turbines, phase II: 1981 4 x 75 MW gas turbines. The plant is during privatisation process.

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 Operational [33] The Nation 2012 4x112.5 MW [34] NDPHC. Despite power plant activity, power outage cripples local business activities in Sapele. [35] Vanguard.
Transcorp Ughelli Power Station (FGN now Privatized) 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

(360 MW) [36] Sweetcrude,[37] Uyo Summit presentation

1966-1990 Most of units requires major overhaul.

Plant was built in 4 phases. Phase I: 1966 (decommissioned), phase II: 1975 6 x 25 MW turbines(GT 2-8), phase III: 1978 6 x 25 MW turbines(GT 9-14), phase IV: 1990 6 x 100 MW turbines(GT 15-20), The plant was owned by the FGN and was going through the privatisation process in 2011.[38]. The plant is now (2014) fully privatized.

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 consist of four 150 MW units. Actual effort is focused on development mining to establish additional coal resources. [39] Zuma Energy presentation. The project is actually a 1200 MW power plant to be divided into 4 phases of 2 units each. Project is almost achieving 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[2] 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[3] 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[4] Hadejia River
Zamfara Power Station Reservoir 100 2012[5] 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 [40] Gembu, Sum Sum and Nghu Lake Donga River

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