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Ughelli Power Plc

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Ughelli Power Station Complex, P.M.B. 6, Ughelli, Delta State.

Ughelli Power Plc operates a gas-fired thermal plant, located in Delta State, in the Niger Delta region, South-South Nigeria. Ughelli Power is one of the largest thermal generating power stations in Nigeria with a combination of Hydro and Thermal generation methods. The plant has an installed peak generating capacity of 972MW. 

Ughelli Power meets current world specifications for plants of its type, and includes an updated control room, a switchgear room, plus staff training school and recreational facilities. 

“Ughelli I” began operations in 1966 with two 36MW gas turbine units. In 1975, Ughelli Power added Ughelli II consisting six 24MW gas turbine units. In 1978, Ughelli ’s 20MW gas turbines units came on line. Finally, in 1989-90, Ughelli IV added another six 100MW gas turbine units, four of which have been refurbished. 


In 1999, the FGN began an aggressive restructuring of the power sector with several aims, including introduction of efficient, private sector standards and management principles, and methodology, leading to reliable power. 

In 2001, the FGN approved a National Electric Power Policy (NEPP), followed in 2005 by the Electric Power Sector Reform (EPSR) Act. EPSR Act provides the legal authority for the unbundling of Nigeria’s power utility as well as the introduction of a new, regulatory scheme managed by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), an independent regulatory commission, to guarantee open access and ensure efficiency throughout the industry. 


Outright sale option was adopted by the Bureau for Public Enterprises in the sale of Ughelli Power Plc which was culminated on the 1st of November 2013. The new owners are Transcorp Power Ltd. 


Credit: The Bureau of Public Enterprise.

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