Enugu power station (Milhouse)

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Enugu power station (Milhouse) is a shelved power station in Enugu, Nigeria.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Enugu power station (Milhouse) 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 shelved coal - unknown 30 unknown

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Milhouse Generation [100.0%]

Project-level coal details

  • Coal source(s): Enugu


On May 12, 2015, Milhouse Engineering & Construction, Inc. signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Federal Republic of Nigeria and its Ministry of Power for coal mining on 20,000 acres in the Enugu region, including plans for up to 500 mw of coal-fired capacity by end-2018.[1] On its website, Milhouse International said the plan was ultimately for a 300 MW coal plant.[2]

In April 2017, it was reported Milhouse had been granted a 30 MW license from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to produce power in Enugu.[3][4]

In April 2023, the CEO of Milhouse reportedly said that they have a coal mining license and were identifying different sources for possible power production, but they have not used coal for power to date. According to Milhouse, the power plant project was "stalled" but "not completely off the table."[5] With no apparent developments on the power station since April 2017, it was presumed shelved.

In September 2023, the Enugu State High Court issued a restraining order against Milhouse Energy Services, accusing the company's coal mining activities of causing "environmental degradation." The court "ordered the suspension of further activities, sealing, and closing down of the site."[6] One month later, the Enugu state government reached a settlement with Milhouse Energy Services, who agreed to pay N1billion (US$1.2 million) to the state's Environmental Remediation Trust Fund for its alleged illegal coal mining activities.[7]

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