Hydro capacity accounted for 16.3% of total power plant installations globally in 2022, according to GlobalData, with total recorded hydro capacity of 1,387GW. This is expected to contribute 11.7% by the end of 2030 with capacity of installations aggregating up to 1,557GW. Of the total global hydro capacity, 0.17% 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.

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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 Benue, Nigeria. The project is expected to come online by 2033. 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 Kogi, 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. Jebba

The 578.40MW hydro project, Jebba is being developed by RusHydro International; Mainstream Energy Solutions. The project is currently in partially active stage. Mainstream Energy Solutions 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.