Gbarain Gas Plant power station

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Gbarain Gas Plant power station is an operating 225-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in Gbarain-Ubie - Yenagoa LGA, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.[1] It is also called NIPP Gbarain-Ubie Power Station and Gbarain Power Station.

Location

The map below shows the exact location of the power station in Gbarain-Ubie - Yenagoa LGA, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.

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Background

Gbarain is one of several National Integrated Power Projects, which have been deemed "critical infrastructure in the generation, transmission, distribution and natural gas supply sub-sectors of the electric power value chain" by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission.[2]

Gbarain gets natural gas delivered from the nearby Shell Gbaran-Ubie Integrated Oil and Gas Project, although in 2017, Gbarain and its fellow NIPPs suffered a gas shortage and stopped producing electricity off and on for several months.[3][4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC)[5]
  • Parent company: Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC)
  • Location: Gbarain-Ubie - Yenagoa LGA, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
  • Coordinates: 5.031067, 6.301568 (exact)
  • Gross capacity (operating): 225 MW
    • Gas turbine units 1-2: 112.5 MW per unit (began operating 2016)[5]

Articles and Resources

References

  1. How 8 NIPP plants scaled up power by 4,000MW, Energy Central, Sep 5, 2019
  2. Power Generation in Nigeria, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission website, accessed Dec 6, 2019
  3. Ejiofor Alike, Gas Shortage Grounds NIPP Power Stations, This Day, Jul 10, 2017
  4. Williams Ekanem, Fuel Crisis Intensifies In Nigeria, OilPrice.com, Dec 28, 2017
  5. 5.0 5.1 Gbarain Power Plant, Niger Delta Power Holding Company website, accessed Dec 10, 2019