and contribute about 20% of Nigeria's power.
Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited (MESL) was incorporated and licensed as a power generating company in 2011. MESL acquired Kainji and Jebba Hydro Power Plants (HPP) with a total installed capacity of 1338.4MW through a concession agreement in November 2013. The two hydro power plants are cascaded 100km apart with Kainji dam situated on the upstream of Jebba. The two hydro power plants have installed capacities of 760MW and 578.4MW, respectively.
Jebba dam is located between Niger and Kwara State. The dam is earth and rockfill and is coupled with several auxiliary dams and infrastructure. The main dam is located to the south and its imperviousness is secured by an upstream blanket. It is followed by a lock and the auxiliary concrete dams 4, 3 and 2. Between these auxiliary dams there is a spillway and the powerhouse with water inlet. The emergency reinforced spillway and auxiliary dam 1 are composed of a dike of the same type as the main dam. A saddle dam, of the same type as the main dam, closes a secondary valley. The normal operating level is 103.0 metres.
Kainji dam is located in Borgu LGA of Niger State.The dam comprises the civil dam structure, the gated spillway, the hydroelectric turbine and generators, and a navigation lock, with monitoring and control systems to all these. The power house is equipped with eight turbine-alternator groups including four Kaplan type rated at 80 MW, two turbines also Kaplan type rated at 100 MW and two propeller turbines rated at 120 MW.
Engineer Lamu Audu is the Managing Director of Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited (MESL), the concessionaire of Kainji and Jebba hydropower plants in Niger state. In this interview, Engr. Audu spoke about the investment the company has made to bring the plants’ capacity to 922 megawatts (mw) of electricity in the national grid.... Continue reading
25 December 2017
In Borgu Kingdom where the first hydropower plant is situated along the Kainji Dam in Niger State, the youth said they are helping to protect power facilities and monitor community development projects.... Continue reading
04 November 2017 .
Service contract notice update of the ECOWAS revised master plann for the development of power generation and transmission of electrical energy.. Read More
October 22nd 2017 .
The Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED) has called on Nigerians to pay their electricity bills promptly. It said that non-payment of electricity bills would worsen the irregular power supply in Nigeria. Mr Sunday Oduntan, its Executive Director (Research and Advocacy), said in a statement in Lagos that lack of steady power supply had hindered the development of the country...Continue reading
07 November 2017 .
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, yesterday endorsed the regulation for the ‘Eligible Customer’ for four categories of customers that he declared on May 15, 2017. ..Continue reading
07 November 2017 .
The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) and workers of the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) in Abuja have protested what they described as unfair labour practices and poor conditions of service... Continue reading
09 November 2017