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 active 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. Zungeru

The Zungeru is a 700MW hydro power project located in Niger, Nigeria. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 2022. Ministry of Power, Nigeria own the project. Buy the profile here.

2. Shiroro

The 600MW Shiroro hydro power project is located in Niger, Nigeria. It was commissioned in 1989. The project is owned by Power Holding Company of Nigeria; CEC Africa (SL). Buy the profile here.

3. Zamfara

The Zamfara is a 100MW hydro project. Power Holding Company of Nigeria owns the project. It was commissioned in 2012. The project was developed by Power Holding Company of Nigeria. It is located in Zamfara, Nigeria. Buy the profile here.

4. Kashimbila

The Kashimbila hydro project with a capacity of 40MW came online in 2018. The project was developed by SCC Nigeria. Government of Nigeria have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in Taraba, Nigeria. Buy the profile here.

5. Dadin Kowa

The Dadin Kowa has been operating since 2020. The 40MW hydro project is located in Gombe, Nigeria. The project has been developed by Mabon. Mabon have the equity stakes in this 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.