Enugu power station

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Enugu power station is a cancelled power station in Enugu, Nigeria.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Enugu power station Enugu, Nigeria 6.452667, 7.510333 (approximate)

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

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Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 cancelled coal - unknown 500 unknown

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 One Nation Energy [100.0%]

Project-level coal details

  • Coal source(s): Enugu


The Enugu State government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India's Essar Group for a coal-fired power station in June 2011. According to the Guardian, the agreement was aimed at exploring the abandoned large deposits of coal in the state for the purpose of electricity generation. The station was to use coal sourced from mines in the state to generate power.[1]

There was no known news of the Essar project after the announcement, and it likely became the Enugu Coal Project by Geometric Power, a power company in Nigeria. According to the company's website in 2014, the Enugu project was to begin as a 500 MW project and expand to 1,000 MW, and provide power to the national grid.[2] However, there was little information about the project outside of the Geometric Power's website.

In March 2015, the Nigerian government signed an MoU with One Nation Energy Limited to set up a 500 MW power plant in Enugu state using the state's coal.[3]

With no reported progress since 2015, it appears to be shelved or abandoned.

Articles and Resources


  1. "Enugu, Indian firm sign MoU on power plant," The Guardian, June 24, 2011
  2. "Enugu Coal," Geometric Power website, accessed August 2014
  3. "Nigeria signs MoU with One Nation Energy to develop 500MW coal power plant," African Review, March 17, 2015

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