List of Transmission Stations in Nigeria
The transfer of energy from its source to a location where it will be used to carry out meaningful work is known as power transmission.
Formally speaking, power is defined as units of energy per unit of time.
The foundation for contemporary power transmission and distribution is electric power since it can be efficiently and affordably carried over great distances. The mass transfer of electrical energy from a generating location, like a power plant, to an electrical substation, is known as power transmission.
It wasn’t until the late 19th century that the history of electric power transmission really got going. Direct current (DC), which could not be easily adjusted in voltage for long-distance transmission, was the initial kind of electric generation. For streetlights, factory electric motors, streetcars, and interior lighting, different voltages were necessary, necessitating separate generators. Furthermore, generators have to be reasonably close to their loads (a mile or less for low voltage devices).
Since the introduction of electricity in Nigeria, there have been a variety of power transmission facilities. It’s possible for electricity to be produced using coal, gas, hydroelectricity, or steam. There are numerous power transmission facilities in Nigeria. This page would present their locations as well as their generating capacity.
An electrical power transmission system, also known as the power grid, is made up of the interconnecting wires that allow electrical energy to be moved. This system is referred to as a “transmission network.”
This is a list of transmission stations in Nigeria:
ABA POWER STATION
This Independent Power Plant (IPP) can generate 140 megawatts of power and is situated in Aba, Abia State. It uses a simple-cycle combustion turbine to power it (SCCT).
AES BARGE (IPP)
At Egbin, Ijede, and Ikorodu in Lagos State, this Independent Power Plant (IPP) has a total generating capacity of 270 megawatts.
AFAM I-IV & V POWER STATION
This power plant uses a simple-cycle combustion turbine system with a 977 megawatt capacity. It lies in the Rivers State town of Afam, Oyigbo.
AFAM VI POWER STATION
This Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) independent power plant produces 650 megawatts using combined cycle gas technology. It lies in the Rivers State town of Afam, Oyigbo.
ALAOJI POWER STATION
This National Integrated Power Project makes use of 1074 megawatt-capable steam and gas turbines. It is located in the state of Abia.
CALABAR POWER STATION
This National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) is situated in Calabar, the state capital of Cross Rivers. It is capable of producing 561 megawatts of power.
EGBEMA POWER STATION
This simple-cycle combustion turbine is part of a National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) that can produce 338 megawatts of electricity. Imo State is where it’s situated.
EGBIN THERMAL POWER STATION
This is the biggest gas-fired steam turbine-operated electricity generating facility in Nigeria and West Africa. It contains six independent 220 megawatt boiler turbines that can produce a total of 1320 megawatts of power. It is situated in Lagos State’s Egbin, Ikorodu. It was put into service in 1986.
GBARAIN POWER STATION (NIPP)
This is a National Integrated Power Project. It has a capacity of 225 megawatts. It is located in Bayelsa State.
GEREGU POWER STATION
This combustion turbine power station has a 414 megawatt energy production capacity. It is located in Kogi State’s Ajaokuta.
GEREGU II POWER STATION
This Kogi State facility uses a simple-cycle combustion turbine. It has a 434 megawatt capacity for power production.
IBOM POWER STATION
This Independent Power Plant (IPP) uses a 190 megawatt simple-cycle combustion turbine to produce electricity. 500 megawatts are expected to be produced by the Ibom Power Station’s proposed Phase II. It is situated in Akwa Ibom State’s Ikot Abasi.
IHOVBOR POWER STATION (NIPP)
450 megawatts of power may be produced by the simple-cycle combustion turbine at the Ihovbor Power Station, a National Integrated Power Project (NIPP). It takes place at Delta State’s Benin City.
JEBBA POWER STATION
The Jebba power station is a hydroelectric-powered station located in Niger State, capable of generating 577 megawatts of electricity.
KAINJI POWER STATION RESERVOIR
The Nigeria State-based Kainji power station was built between 1964 and 1968, when it was finally put into service. Investments totaling $209 million went into building the power plant. The power plant’s eight operational turbines, out of its total twelve, are able to produce 760 megawatts.
KWALE OKPAI POWER STATION
This is an Independent Power Project (IPP) owned by Agip Oil Company. It is a cycle gas turbine power station with a total output of 480nmegawatts.
OLORUNSOGO II POWER STATION
This is a combined cycle gas turbine-powered National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) with a 675 megawatt capacity. It is situated in Ogun State’s Oluronsogo.
OMOKU II POWER STATION
This power plant is a part of the National Integrated Power Project and is linked to the national grid.
OMOTOSHO I POWER STATION
An efficient 335 megawatt simple-cycle gas turbine powers the Omotosho I power plant. It took 200 to finish. It lies in the Ondo State town of Omotosho.
OMOTOSHO II POWER STATION
This power plant makes use of a basic cycle gas turbine. It has a 450 megawatt output capacity.
PAPALANTO OLUSORONGO I POWER STATION
This is a simple-cycle combustion turbine power station that is capable of generating 335 megawatts. It is located in Papalanto, Ogun State.
RIVERS INDEPENDENT POWER PLANT
This is an independent Power Station with the capacity to generate 180 megawatts.
SAPELE POWER PLANT
This is a basic gas cycle turbine-powered National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) that was finished in 2012. It is situated in Delta State’s Sapele.
SAPELE POWER STATION
The Sapele power station has a 1020 megawatt capacity and runs on a simple gas system and gas-fired steam turbine. It is situated in Ogorode-Sapele, Delta State, and was finished in 1981.
SHIRORO POWER STATION RESERVOIR
This hydroelectric station has a 600 megawatt capacity for electricity production. In 1990, it was completed. The power station is in the state of Niger.
TRANS-AMADI POWER STATION
This power station is capable of producing 136 megawatts. It uses a gas-fired system to run. Located in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, in Trans-Amadi.
TRANSCORP-UGHELHI POWER STATION
This power station uses a simple cycle gas turbine with a 972 megawatt capacity. The power plant is in the Dela State station of Ughello.
DADIN KOWA HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANT
This is a project that is proposed to generate 40 megawatts on completion.
ZAMFARA HYDROELECTRIC POWER STATION
The reservoir for the Zamfara power station was finished in 2012 and has a 100 megawatt output.
ASHAMA SOLAR POWER STATION
This is a transmission station for electricity that is planned for construction in Delta State. 200 megawatts are expected to be produced by it.
ITOBE POWER STATION
This coal-fired power station is currently being built in Itobe, Kogi State. An estimated 1200 megawatts of power will be produced.
MAMBILLA POWER STATION
This hydroelectric power station is one that Taraba State officials hope to build. After completion, it is anticipated to produce 3050 megawatts.
QUA IBOE POWER PLANT
This is a power plant undergoing construction located in Akwa Ibom State. It is projected to generate 540 megawatts.
KANO POWER STATION RESERVOIR
A hydroelectric power station is currently being built here. It should produce 100 megawatts once it is finished and operating properly.