Lagos — The Dadinkowa Hydropower Plant in Gombe State, with a total capacity of 60 megawatts, MW, has been added to Nigeria’s national grid.
The new plant was added to the grid on Friday.
The plant brings the number of hydroelectricity plants in the country to four.
However, despite a 60MW capacity, data from the Nigerian Electricity System Operator, NESO, on Sunday showed that the plant produced just half of its capacity – 30.65MW – as at 6 AM on Sunday, a bit up from exactly 30MW generated on Friday.
Hydroelectricity plants contribute just about 30 percent of total national generation as Nigeria generates most of its electricity from gas-fired plants.
Other hydropower plants in the country are Kainji, Jebba and Shiroro.
Nigeria has a total of 29 power plants.