The demand for more power consumption in Nigeria has increased to a stage whereby more watt’s and voltage of electrical current is needed to power every home, organisation and even the offices of government. To meet this demand, the government and companies have built power stations all over the country.
In this post, we provide a list of power stations in Nigeria, their locations and the volume of electricity they generate.
A power station is basically an industrial plant that generates electricity for home and industry use. The plant has generators as turbines which run fuels such as water, coal, oil, natural gas to a distant nuclear elements to produce current.
POWER STATIONS IN NIGERIA
Generating power plants available in the country has the capacity of producing an average 5000 MW(megawatts) of electricity currents.
Due to the complexity of the energy sector, most power stations are owned by the Federal government and some by affluent businessmen/ individuals with many also owned by states. Those category owned by individuals and state government are classified as Independent Power Producer (IPP) while the National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) is controlled by the federal government.
- National Integrated Power Project(NIPP) – Owned and managed by the three tier of government (federal, state and local). The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) is also associated to this group.
- Independent Power Producers(IPP) – Includes power generation stations wholly owned by state governments and private companies.
FULL LIST OF POWER PLANTS IN NIGERIA: LOCATIONS & CAPACITY
Below is a list of all electricity generating power stations in Nigeria that are functional and their various capacity
KAINJI POWER STATION
Kainji power station is the oldest electricity generating plane in the country. It is hydroelectric system which uses water from the river Niger to produce electricity.
The station located in Niger state was launched in 1968 and it has a power capacity of 760 megawatts.
SHIRORO POWER STATION
This is another functional power station located in Niger state. it’s quite near to Kainji and also hydro electric powered. Shiroro station has the power capacity of 600 megawatts. It came into existence since 1990, when there was a need to improve power generation in the Niger.
JEBBA HYDRO POWER STATION RESERVOIR
This power station is operational and also falls into the category as others. It also uses hydro energy to produce a power up to 576.8 megawatts. It was established in 1985 in the Jebba region of Niger State.
SAPELE POWER STATION
Construction of the Sapele power station in Ogode, Sapele district of Delta state started in 1978 and was completed three years after. The state uses simple cycle gas and gas-fired turbines to generate currents up to 1020 megawatts which is its capacity.
EGBIN (LAGOS) POWER PLANT
This is another functional electricity generating plant in the country. It is located at Ikorodu in Lagos State and produces electricity used in the city. The plant which is partially operational generates about 994MW. Egbin station was launched in 1986.
AFAM I-IV &V POWER PLANT
Afam power station generates electricity for the host Rivers state and neighboring Akwa-Ibom and Bayelsa states. The plant operates a simple gas turbine and has power capacity equal to 977 megawatts.
TRANSCORP – UGHELLI POWER PLANT
This is another electricity generating plant situated in Delta state. It uses a simple cycle gas heated turbine and has megawatts reaching a capacity of 972.
This power station was launched in four phases: first in 1966, the second one – 1975, third – 1978, and the fourth came in 1990.
GEREGU I POWER STATION
This station is located in Kogi State. It works through a simple cycle gas turbine and has 414 megawatts as its capacity. The work in building this structure was completed in 2007.
OMOTOSHO I POWER STATION
This plant is functional and was set up in Ondo state to meet the electricity needs of the region. It functions on simple cycle gas turbine with a capacity equaling 335 megawatts. 2006 was when it was launched.
OLORUNSOGO POWER STATION
This power station is a NIPP type, coming to existence in 2007. It operates a simple cycle method. The power plant is in Ogun state and has 335 megawatts as capacity.
AFAM VI POWER STATION
Yet another operational power plant still in Afam, Rivers state. It works on gas turbine with combined cycle which is very environmental friendly.
The power station has 642 megawatts as its capacity. It commenced operations in 2010 to augment power generation in the region.
KWALE OKPAI POWER STATION
This is a private power station is owned by Agip Oil Company. It uses a combined cycle gas turbine to operate and has 480 megawatts capacity. The company was incepted in 2005 in the oil rich Niger Delta region of Delta State.
IBOM POWER STATION (IPP)
The Ibom Power Company is located in Ikot Abasi and is an independent power producer. It operates on simple cycle gas turbine by burning fossil natural gas. The power station was launched in 2009 by the state government and it has the capacity up to 600MW.
AES BARGE INDEPENDENT POWER STATION
This power plant is operational and it was established in 2001 at Lagos State. It has an overall capacity of 270 megawatts and uses the simple cycle gas turbine.
OMOKU POWER PLANT
This plant is characterized like the previous one but it differs by having a capacity of 150 megawatts. It was opened in Rivers State in the year 2001.
RIVERS POWER STATION
This is a state owned electricity generation plant by Rivers State Government. It works by using the gas heated system and has 180 megawatts of electricity as its average capacity.
ABA POWER GENERATOR
Launched in 2012 and situated in Aba town of Abia state, it operates on the simple cycle gas turbine system. The capacity of this power station is 140 megawatts of electricity.
GEREGU II POWER PLANT
Geregu power station is a federal plant built in 2012 and located in Kogi state. The principle of this station is also based on simple gas turbine system. Its capacity is 434MW.
TRANS-AMADI POWER PLANT (IPP)
This power generator has a capacity quite as 136MW and operates on the gas fired system. The plant is at Trans-Amadi in Rivers State.
OLORUNSOGO POWER PLANT
Ogun state, precisely Olorunsogo hosts this Independent power station that runs on combined gas turbine system. The capacity of the plant relatively high as 675 megawatts to meet the electricity needs of the region.
EGBEMA POWER GENERATOR
The Egbema power project was launched by the federal government in 2013 to work using a simple cycle gas turbine system. 338 megawatts is what it can produce. The location of this power station is at Imo state.
SAPELE POWER STATION
This station is another operational plant in Sapele, Delta state. This one differs from the others by having a capacity of 450MW. It was launched in 2012 and uses the simple cycle gas turbine system.
IHOVBOR POWER STATION
This federal government owned power plant in Benin was operational from 2013 till date and has 450 megawatts capacity to supply electricity to the Edo region.
CALABAR POWER STATION
Calabar generating station is NIPP (check meanlng above) and uses a simple gas turbine system. It generates 561 megawatts of electricity as its capacity.
MAMBILLA POWER PLANT
This is one of the rare power stations in the northern part of the country. It’s currently under development in Taraba state and will be due soon.
ZUNGERU POWER PLANT
The Federal Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy embarked on this station to generate a 700MW using water runned hydroelectric system.
DADIN KOWA HYDROPOWER STATION
This is another electric power plant that will use hydroelectric power from the river to meet a capacity of 29 megawatts. It under construction currently.
AZURA POWER PLANT (IPP)
This power plant is located in Benin City of Edo state. Currently its under construction and when finished will operate a gas tribune with a simple cycle to have a capacity of generating megawatts of electricity.
OKPAI POWER GENERATOR PHASE 2
The power station generates electricity with an output capacity up to 480 megawatts. It is a project to solve the agonizing power fluctuations in the region.
QUA IBOE POWER STATION
Qua Iboe power plant is located in oil-rich Akwa-Ibom state. When completed, it is billed to meet the shorting supply of Ibom power plant which is also in operation in the state.
Power consumption in Nigeria never decreases but always increases. This has made the need for more power stations in the country consequential. And as such, the list of power generating stations will not likely end as there are many more to meet the abysmal electricity supply in Nigeria.
All power plants in Nigeria that are dully registered are functional and their capacity can be found in this article. These power stations generate large voltage of electricity using coal, crude oil, natural gas and most times generate hydroelectric power from water stored in dams.
There are various types of power generating plants in the country. For example, fossil fuel power plants have the mechanism to combust crude oil and coal to generate the necessary heat required to generate steam, which in turn propell turbines to produce electricity. Nigeria as a country rely on hydroelectric power via dams to generate electricity and power the national grid for its citizens and these stations although limited are functional but known to be hazadous to health of both humans, plants, animals and the environment.