The number of hydropower plants producing electricity in Nigeria has increased to four as a new plant has been connected to the nation’s power grid.
The Dadin Kowa Hydropower Plant, located in Gombe State, has an installed generation capacity of 60 megawatts, data obtained from the Nigerian Electricity System Operator on Sunday showed. The NESO data showed that the new plant made its debut on the national grid on Friday with a generation of 30MW as of 6am that day. It generated 30.65MW as of 6am on Sunday.
The country generates most of its electricity from gas-fired power plants, while output from hydropower plants account for about 30 per cent of total generation. The other hydropower plants are Kainji, Jebba and Shiroro…
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