Gombe power station

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The Gombe power station is a proposed 500-megawatt (MW) coal-fired plant in Nigeria. There have been no developments in four years and the project is presumed to be cancelled.


The map below shows the location of Yamaltu local government, Nigeria. The plant is to be sited at Wajari village along Dadinkowa Road.

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The Nigeria Federal Government said in July, 2012 that it is set to begin the survey for the construction of the coal-fired power station, as well as two others with a capacity of 1000 MW in Enugu and Kogi states.[1]

It was also reported in 2012 that the Nigeria federal government had entered into an agreement with a German firm to construct a 350 megawatt coal power plant in Gombe State.[2]

In January 2015 the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission said it had issued a fresh license to the private company, Trombay Power Generation Limited, to build and operate a 500 MW coal power plant in Gombe State. The plant would be fueled by deposits of coal in the Gombe axis of Nigeria's coal belt.[3]

As of December 2018, there has been no reported progress on the plant. It appears to be shelved or abandoned.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Trombay Power Generation Limited
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Wajari village, Yamaltu LGA, Gombe state, Nigeria
  • Coordinates: 10.216667, 11.383333 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity: 500 MW
  • Type:
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Gombe, Nigeria
  • Source of financing:

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