Dadin Kowa is a 40MW hydro power project. It is located on Numan river/basin in Gombe, Nigeria. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 2020. Buy the profile here.


The project is developed and owned by Mabon.

The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 2 in number. The penstock diameter is 4.25m. The project generated 146 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $65.518m.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 2020.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors involved

Power China Huadong Engineering was selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the hydro power project.

VA Tech Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of francis turbines, each with 20MW nameplate capacity.

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