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38 power stations in Nigeria, Locations and their capacities

In this post, we review the 38 list of power stations in Nigeria. Here you will see their locations as well as their electricity generating capacities.

Over the last 45 years, electricity generation in Nigeria has varied from gas -fired, oil fired, and hydro-electric power stations to coal – fired stations. Presently, hydroelectric power systems and gas fired systems take precedence in the energy-mix.

The gas-fired plants are located in the south region of the country, while the hydro-electric powered plants are located further Jenna, Kainji and Shiroro.

38 power stations in Nigeria, Locations and their capacities

The operation of the power generation sector is driven by the privatised generation companies (GenCos), Independent Power Producers (IPP), and the generation stations under National Integrated Power Project (NIPP). Currently, the combined installed generating capacity is 12,500MW with about 74% contribution from the gas powered plants.

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List of power stations in Nigeria

Twenty three (23) power plants are connected to the national grid. Below is a list of the power generation stations in Nigeria:

 

1. Kainji power station reservoir.

Kainji power station is hydro-electric powered. It has an installed generating capacity of 760MW. It was completed by 1968 and is located at Niger state.

2. Jebba hdro power station reservoir

Jebba power station is hydro-electric powered. It has an installed generating capacity of 576.8MW and was commissioned in 1985. It is located in Niger state.

3. Shiroro power station reservoir

Shiroro power station is hydro-electric powered. It has an installed generating capacity of 600 MW. It was completed in the year 1990 and is in full operation. This reservoir is situated at Niger state.

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4. Egbin thermal power station

Egbin power station operates on gas-fired steam turbine. It has an installed generating capacity of 1320 MW. The power station was completed between 1985 and 1986. It is located in Ikorodu of Lagos State.

5. Sapele power station

Sapele power station operates on gas-fired steam turbine and simple cycle gas turbine. It has an installed generating capacity of 1020 MW. Sapele power station was completed by 1981. It is situated in Ogorode – Sapele in Delta State.

6. Transcorp – ughelli power station

Transcorp – Ughelli power station operates a simple cycle gas turbine. It has an installed generating capacity of 972 MW. Ughelli Phase 1 was built in 1966, Phase 2 in 1975, Phase 3 in 1978 and Phase 4 in 1990. The station is located in Ughelli of Delta state.

7. Afam i-iv &v power station

Afam I-IV and V are thermal power plants operating on simple cycle gas turbine. Both plants were completed between 1982 and 2002. The power station has an installed capacity of 977MW. It is located in Afam in River state.

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8. Geregu i power station

Geregu I Power station operates on open cycle gas turbine. It has an installed generating capacity of 414 MW. Geregu I Power station was completed by the year 2007. It is situated near Ajaokuta in Kogi state.

9. Omotosho i power station

Omotosho I power station operates a simple cycle gas turbine with an installed generating capacity of 335 MW. It was completed by 2006. It is situated at Omotosho in Ondo state.

10. Papalanto (olorunsogo) power station

Olorunsogo power station operates a simple cycle gas turbine.  It has a totalled installed generating capacity of 335 MW.  It was completed in the year 2007. This power station is located at Papalanto in Ogun state.

11. Kwale okpai power station (ipp)

Okpai power station operates on combined cycle gas turbine. It has an installed generating capacity of 480 MW. It was completed in 2005 as Independent Power Project. Okpai power station is owned by Agip Oil Company in Delta State.

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12. Afam vi power station (ipp)

The combined cycle gas technology used in Afam VI Power plant contributes significantly to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

It has an installed generating capacity of 642MW. The plant was completed by 2010 and is situated in Rivers state. It is owned by the Shell Petroleum Development Company Joint Ventures.

13. Ibom power station (ipp)

Ibom power station operates on simple cycle gas turbine. It has an installed generating capacity of 190MW. It was incorporated in 2001 and completed in 2009. Ibom power station has a proposed phase (II) with installed generating capacity of 500MW. This power plant is located at Ikot Abasi in Akwa Ibom state.

14. Aes barge (ipp)

AES barge IPP operates on simple cycle gas turbine. It has an installed capacity of 270MW. The power plant was completed by 2001 and is located at Egbin in Lagos state.

15. Omoku power station (ipp)

Omoku power station operates on simple cycle gas turbine. It has an installed generating capacity of 150 MW.  It is currently under operation and was completed in 2005 and is situated in Rivers state.

16. Trans-amadi power station (ipp)

Trans-Amadi power station operates a gas-fired system. It has an installed generating capacity of 136MW.  It is situated in Rivers state.

17. Rivers ipp

Rivers IPP situated in Rivers state operates a gas-fired system. It has an installed generating capacity of 180MW.

18. Aba power station (ipp)

Aba power station operates on simple cycle gas turbine. It has an installed generating capacity of 140MW. The power station was completed by 2012 and is situated at Aba in Abia state.

19. Geregu ii power station (nipp)

Geregu II Power Station (NIPP) operates a simple cycle gas turbine. It has an installed generating capacity of 434MW. It was completed in the year 2012 and is situated in Kogi state.

20. Sapele power plant (nipp)

Sapele power plant is operated in simple cycle gas turbine. It has an installed generating capacity of 450MW. It was brought to completion by 2012. It is situated at Sapele in Delta state.

21. Alaoji power station (nipp)

Alaoji power station (NIPP) operates on combined cycle gas turbine. It has an installed generating capacity of 1074 MW.  The power station was completed by 2015. It is situated at Abia state.

22. Olorunsogo ii power station (nipp)

Olorunsogo II Power Station (NIPP) is situated at Olorunsogo in Ogun state. The power plant is operated on combined cycle gas turbine with an installed generating capacity of 675 MW.

23. Omotosho ii power station (nipp)

Omotosho power station operates on simple cycle gas turbine. It has installed generating capacity of 450MW. It was completed in the year 2012 and is currently under partial operation. It is situated in Omotosho Ondo state.

24. Omoku ii power station (nipp)

Omoku II power station operates a simple cycle gas turbine. It has installed generating capacity of 225 MW. It is presently connected to the national grid. It is situated in Rivers state.

25. Ihovbor power station (nipp)

Ihovbor power station operates on simple cycle gas turbine. It has a total installed generating capacity of 450MW. It was completed between 2012 and 2013. It is situated at Benin.

26. Egbema power station (nipp)

Egbema power station operates on simple cycle gas turbine. It has an installed capacity of 338MW. The power station was completed by 2013. It is situated at Imo state.

27. Calabar power station (nipp)

Calabar power station operates on simple cycle gas turbine. It has an installed capacity of 561MW. It is located in Cross River state.

28. Gbarain power station (nipp)

Gbarain Power Plant has an installed capacity of 225MW. It is situated in Bayelsa State.

Power Stations in Nigeria Under Construction/Proposed

29. Mambilla power station

Mambilla Power Station is a reservoir having an installed generating capacity of 3050MW. It is to be completed by the year 2018.  The reservoir is located at Taraba state.

30. Itobe power station

Itobe power plant located at Itobe Kogi State operates on circulating fluidized bed technology.  It is coal fired power plant. It has an installed generating capacity of 1200 MW.  It is yet to be completed by 2018.

31. Azura thermal power station (ipp)

Azura Thermal power station operates on simple gas turbine. It has an installed generating capacity of 450MW. It is under development and is situated in Benin City.

32. Kano power station

Kano power station is hydro-powered. It has an installed capacity of 100MW. The proposed completion date for the plant is the first quarter of 2017.

33. Qua iboe power plant

Quo Iboe power plant is a proposed power plant to be built in Akwa Ibom state. It is to have an installed generating capacity of 540MW.  It will be one of the lowest cost thermal plants in Nigeria.

34. Zungeru power plant

Zungeru power plant is hydro-powered. It is to have an installed generating capacity of 700MW and is to be completed by 2020. The power station is owned by the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy. It is located along the Kaduna River in Niger state.

35. Kaduna power plant

Kaduna power station is a dual fired power (gas/diesel) plant having an installed generating capacity of 215MW. Its proposed completion is June 2017.

36. Gurara power plant

Gurara power plant is hydro powered. It has an installed generating capacity of 40MW. It is located in Kaduna state.

37. Dadin kowa hydro power plant

Dadin Kowa power plant is hydro-powered with an installed capacity of 29MW. Its proposed completion date is November 2019.

38. Okpai power plant phase 2

The Okpai Power Plant is to be completed by 2019. It is to have an installed generating capacity of 480MW.

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