60MW Dadin Kowa hydropower plant Connected to National Grid by FG

As of 6am on Sunday, total power production in the country stood at 4,482.55MW, down from 4,658.90MW on Saturday.
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As a new plant has been linked to the nation's power grid, the number of hydropower plants producing electricity in Nigeria has increased to four.

Data obtained from the Nigerian Electricity System Operator on Sunday showed that the Dadin Kowa Hydropower Plant, located in Gombe State, has an installed generation capacity of 60 megawatts.

The NESO data showed that on Friday, with a generation of 30 MW as of 6am that day the new plant made its debut on the national grid. On Sunday, it generated 30.65MW as of 6am.

Most of the country's electricity is generated from gas-fired power plants, while hydropower generation accounts for approximately 30 percent of the total generation. Kainji, Jebba and Shiroro are the other hydropower facilities.

As of 6am on Sunday, total power production in the country stood at 4,482.55MW, down from 4,658.90MW on Saturday.

According to the system operator, gas constraints and low demand by electricity distribution firms left a total generation capacity of 1,915.8MW unused as of 6am on Sunday, up from 1,716.6MW on Saturday.

Egbin, the largest power plant in the country located in Lagos, saw its production surge from 692MW on Thursday to 773MW on Sunday.

In October, Mr Temitope Shonubi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Egbin Power Plc, said that Egbin had the potential to evacuate at least 860 MW of power but generated around 500 MW.

As of 6am on Sunday, six of the nation's 29 power plants were not producing electricity, four of which were installed under the National Integrated Power Programme.

Alaoji, Olorunsogo II, Ihovbor, Gbarain, AES and ASCO were the idle seeds.