I think it’s high time we give accolades to the government. As the demand for more power consumption in Nigeria has increased to a stage where more watt’s and voltage of electrical current is needed to power every home, organisation and offices of government.
They met the demands of the people and we hope they can continue in the right direction as they have started as power they say belongs to the people and not one man.
I know one might be asking how they achieved this results over time, well in order 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.
So, first of all a power station is an industrial plant that generates electricity for home and industry use.
The plant has generator turbines which run fuels such as water, coal, oil and 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 current.
A power station, is also referred to as a power plant and sometimes generating station or generating plant, is an industrial facility for the generation of electric power. Power stations are generally connected to an electrical grid.
Many power stations contain one or more generators, a rotating machine that converts mechanical power into three-phase electric power. The relative motion between a magnetic field and a conductor creates an electric current.
The energy source harnessed to turn the generator varies widely. Most power stations in the world burn fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas to generate electricity.
Cleaner energy sources include nuclear power, and an increasing use of renewables such as solar, wind, wave, geothermal, and hydroelectric.
Now due to the complexity of the energy sector, most power stations are owned by the federal government and some by affluent business men / individuals with many also owned by states too.
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 with 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 : Location & Capacity
Listed below are all of the electricity generating power stations in Nigeria that are functional and their various capacity.
Shiroro Power Station
This is a functional power station located in Niger state. It is near to the kanji power station and it is hydro electric powered. The shiroro power station has a power capacity of 600 megawatts. it has been in existence since 1990, at that time there was need to improve the power generation in the Niger.
Kanji Power Station
Kanji Power station is the oldest electricity generating plane in the country. It is a hydroelectric system which uses water from the river Niger to produce electricity.
This power station has got a power capacity of 760 megawatts and it is located in Niger state. It was launched in 1968.
Jebba Hydro Power Station Reservoir
This station is operational and 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.
Egbin (Lagos) Power Plant
This is another operational electricity generating power plant in Nigeria, it is located at ikorodu in lagos state and it produces electricity used in the city. The power plant, generates about 994MW. The Egbin power station was launched in 1986.
Sapele Power Station
The construction of the sapele power station in ogode, sapele district of delta state started in 1978 and was completed three years after. The state makes use of simple cycle gas and gas-fired turbines to generate currents up to 1020 megawatts which is its capacity.
Afam I-iv & V Power Plant
Afam power station generates electricity for the host River state and neighboring akwa-ibom and bayelsa state. 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 one was in 1966, the second one in 1975, third in 1978 and the fourth one came in 1990.
Geregu I Power Station
This power station is located in kogi state. It has a 414 megawatts as its capacity and it works through a simple cycle gas turbine. The structure was completed in 2007.
Omotosho I Power Station
This plant is functional and it is set up in ondo state in order to meet the electricity needs of the region. It has got a capacity of 335 megawatts and it runs on a simple cycle gas turbine. It was launched in 2006.
Olorunsogo Power Station
The Olorunsogo power station is a NIPP type. Launched in 2007, it operates a simple cycle method. The Power plant is at ogun state, and it has 335 megawatts as capacity.
Afam Vi Power Station
This is the second power plant at Afam river state. it still works on gas turbine with combined cycle. The power station has 642 megawatts as its capacity. This one was launched in 2010.
Kwale Okpai Power Station
This is a private power station is owned by Agip oil Company. It makes use of a combined cycle gas turbine to operate and it has 480 megawatts capacity. The company was created in 2005 in the oil rich Niger Delta region of delta state.
Ibom Power Station (IPP)
The ibom power company is located at 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 one is operational and it was established in Lagos state. It has an overall capacity of 270 megawatts and it uses a simple cycle gas turbine.
Omoku Power Plant
This power plant has a capacity of 150 megawatts. and it was created in rivers state in 2001.
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 system is 140 megawatts of electricity.
Rivers Power Station
This is a state owned power station by the rivers state government. It works using the gas heated system and it has 180 megawatts of electricity as its average capacity.
Geregu II Power Plant
This is a federal power plant built in 2012 and it is located in kogi state. its capacity is 434MW.
Trans Amadi Power Plant (IPP)
This power generator has a capacity quite as 136MW, and it operates on the gas fired system. This plant is at trans amadi in river state.
Olorunsogo Power Plant
Ogun state host this independent power station that runs on combined gas turbine system. The capacity of the plant is relatively high as 675 megawatts to meet the electricity needs of the region.
Egbema Power Station
This power station project was launched by the federal government in 2013 to work using a simple cycle gas turbine system. It generates 338 megawatts in capacity and it is located at Imo state.
Ihovbor Power Station
This also is a federal government owned power plant in benin and it’s operational since 2013 till date and it has 450 megawatts capacity to supply electricity to the Edo region.
Calabar Power Station
Calabar generating station is NIPP and it uses a simple gas turbine system. It generates 561 megawatts of electricity as its capacity.
Mambilla Power Plant
This is one rare power plant in the northern part of Nigeria and it is located in taraba state it is still under development.
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 currently under construction.
Azura Power Plant (IPP)
This power plant is located in benin city of Edo state. It is still under construction too.
Okpai Power Generator Phase II
This power station generates electricity with an output capacity up to 480 megawatts. It is a power project to solve the agonizing power fluctuations in the region.
Qua Iboe Power Station
The qua iboe power station is located in oil rich akwa-ibom state. It is built to meet the shorting supply of ibom power plant which is also in Operation in the state.