Ashaka power station

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Ashaka power station is a cancelled power station in Gombe, Nigeria.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Ashaka power station Gombe, Nigeria 10.88532, 11.51548 (approximate)

The map below shows the approximate location of the power station.

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Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 cancelled coal - unknown 64 unknown

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 to be determined [100.0%]


The Ashaka power station was listed in the Transmission Company of Nigeria's (TCN) Transmission Expansion Plan from December 2017. The proposed power station would have a capacity of 64 MW and was expected to be commissioned by 2034. [1] The project might have been related to a 64 MW captive coal-fired power plant proposed by AshakaCem, a major cement company in Nigeria and a subsidiary of Lafarge SA.[2]

The 2017 Transmission Expansion Plan included five other proposed coal-fired power plants that Nigeria expected to commission by 2037, including the Nasarawa Coal power station, Ugboba power station (presumed to be the ‘Ramos’ power station in the plan), Ashaka/TPGL power station, Ezinmo power station (former Benue Coal power station), and Enugu power station.[1]

In 2021, media reports were still mentioning Nigeria's plan to develop six new coal-fired power plants by 2037,[3][4] but as of July 2023, there had been no apparent progress on the Ashaka project since it was announced in the TCN's 2017 Transmission Expansion Plan. The power plant appeared to be cancelled.

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