330KV Switching Substation, Essien Udim, Ikot Ekpene LGA, Akwa Ibom State
Available Power Generation capacity and Transmission Capacity are each up by an average of 2,000MW (40 percent), to 7,000MW since 2015. Distribution Capacity is up about 50-60 percent, to 5,000MW.
Azura Power Plant, 460MW: Nigeria’s first large-scale project-financed Independent Power Plant), completed seven months ahead of schedule in May 2018. The $900 million private sector project was financed by a consortium of international finance institutions and equity investors, and achieved financial close in December 2015, in line with President Buhari’s commitment to resolve all bottlenecks that had stalled critical power projects. The Azura project had suffered a lengthy delay prior to the Buhari Administration, owing to the non-approval of agreements required for the financial close.
Ongoing Federal Power Projects (Government-Funded)
Zungeru Hydro Power Plant, Niger State: 700MW
Afam Fast Power Project, Rivers State 240MW (awarded 2016)
Kaduna Power Plant, Kaduna: 215MW
Kashimbilla Hydro Power Plant, Taraba State: 40MW
Dadin Kowa Hydro Power Plant, Gombe State: 29MW
Gurara Power Plant, Niger State: 30MW
Katsina Wind Power Plant, Katsina: 10MW
Mambilla Power Plant: 3,050MW ($5.8 billion contract awarded and signed in 2017)
Beyond the Grid Programme:
The beyond the grid programme provided 20,000 households in 12 states with electricity using Solar Home Systems (SHS), the programme was implemented by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) with assistance from the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), in partnership with the Private Sector.
Through this program 130,000 people now have access to electricity with over 200 jobs created. In addition, nearly 2,500 youths have received green energy orientation and training on Solar Home System (SHS) installation.
Energizing Economies Initiative: