Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited (MESL) was incorporated and licensed as a power generating company in 2011. The Kainji and Jebba Hydro Plants (HPP) with a total installed capacity of 1338.4 MW were acquired through a concession agreement with the Federal Government of Nigeria in November 2013. The two hydro plants are cascaded 100km apart with Kainji dam situated on the upstream of Jebba.
The two hydro power plants Kainji and Jebba have installed capacities of 760MW and 578.4MW, respectively. Kainji was commissioned as Nigeria’s first Hydro Power plant in 1968 while the Jebba Hydro Power plant was commissioned in 1985.
When the power plants were taken over in November 2013, the total available capacity of the two plants was 482MW-Jebba had 482MW while Kainji was not generating. Today MESL has proudly restored them to 1,002MW. We currently generate an average 25% of Nigeria’s power.
MESL is a privately-owned company governed by an astute Board of Directors and an Executive Management team that oversee the daily operations of both plants.