Enugu power station

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The Enugu power station is a proposed 500-megawatt (MW) coal-fired plant in Enugu, Nigeria, sponsored by One Nation Energy. Previous proposals were sponsored by India's Essar Group and Nigeria's Geometric Power.

There are also plans in Enugu for a 30 MW coal plant, the Enugu power station (Milhouse).

The Nigerian government has also announced plans for a 1,000 MW coal-fired power station in Enugu by Chinese energy company HTG-Pacific Energy: Ezinmo power station.


The map below shows the location of Enugu, but not the exact location of the proposed Enugu power station.

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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 is aimed at exploring the abandoned large deposits of coal in the state for the purpose of electricity generation." The station will use coal sourced from mines in the state to generate power.[1]

There has been no news of the project by Essar since the announcement, and it may have become the Enugu Coal Project by Geometric Power, a power company in Nigeria. According to the company's website (2014), the Enugu project would begin as 500 MW and expand to 1,000 MW, and provide power to the national grid.[2] However, there is little information about the project outside of the Geometric Power's website, and it appears to be shelved.

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

As of June 2020 there has been no further reported progress on the project. It appears to be abandoned.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: One Nation Energy
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Enugu, Nigeria
  • Coordinates: 6.452667, 7.510333 (location of Enugu state)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity: 500 MW
  • Type:
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Enugu, Nigeria
  • Source of financing:

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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