Thermal capacity accounted for 55.1% of total power plant installations globally in 2021, according to GlobalData, with total recorded thermal capacity of 4,482GW. This is expected to contribute 40% by the end of 2030 with capacity of installations aggregating up to 4,924GW. Of the total global thermal capacity, 0.30% is in Nigeria. Listed below are the five largest active thermal 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 thermal power segment. Buy the latest thermal power plant profiles here.

1. Egbin Power Station

The Egbin Power Station is a 1,320MW thermal power project located in Lagos, Nigeria. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 1985. Egbin Power own the project. Buy the profile here.

2. Alaoji Power Station

The 1,074MW Alaoji Power Station thermal power project is located in Abia, Nigeria. Niger Delta Power has developed the project. It was commissioned in 2012. The project is owned by Alaoji Generation Company Nigeria. Buy the profile here.

3. Afam Power Station I-V

The Afam Power Station I-V is a 987.20MW thermal project. Trans Afam Power owns the project. It was commissioned in 1962. The project was developed by Trans Afam Power. It is located in Rivers, Nigeria. Buy the profile here.

4. Ughelli Delta Power Plant

The Ughelli Delta Power Plant thermal project with a capacity of 964.68MW came online in 1966. Transcorp Power have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in Delta, Nigeria. Buy the profile here.

5. Olorunsogo II Power Plant

The Olorunsogo II Power Plant has been operating since 2015. The 750MW thermal project is located in Ogun, Nigeria. The project has been developed by SEPCOIII Electric Power Construction. Olorunsogo Generation 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.