Hydro capacity accounted for 16.7% of total power plant installations globally in 2021, according to GlobalData. Of the total global hydro capacity, 0.15% is in Nigeria. Listed below are the five largest upcoming hydro power plants by capacity in Nigeria, according to GlobalData’s power plants database. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of the global hydro power segment. Buy the latest hydro power plant profiles here.

1. Mambilla

The Mambilla is a 3,050MW hydro power project located in Taraba, Nigeria. The project is currently in permitting stage. The project is expected to enter commercial operation in 2027. The project is owned by Ministry of Power, Nigeria. Buy the profile here.

2. Markudi

Markudi is a 1,650MW hydro power project in Nigeria. The project is expected to come online by 2032. The project is currently in announced stage. It is owned by Government of Nigeria. Buy the profile here.

3. Kainji

The 980MW Kainji is located in Niger, Nigeria. It is owned by Mainstream Energy Solutions. The hydro project is currently in partially active stage. Mainstream Energy Solutions is developing this project. Buy the profile here.

4. Lokoja

The Lokoja is a 750MW hydro power project. It is planned in Nigeria. The project is currently in announced stage. Post completion of construction, the project is expected to get commissioned by 2033. Government of Nigeria is the owner of the project. Buy the profile here.

5. Zungeru

The 700MW hydro project, Zungeru The project is currently in partially active stage. Ministry of Power, Nigeria is the owner of the project. Buy the profile here.

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Plants database, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide.