Kainji Dam

Located on the course of the Niger River at Kainji gorge, New Bussa, the original development plan for Kainji Plant provided for twelve units of 80MW each, with projected total installed capacity at 960MW. However, at the completion of the project in 1978, the total installed capacity was 760MW with 8 units, leaving four number open pits with no generating units installed.

Statutory overhaul was not carried out on the Generating Units at Kainji in over forty (40) years of the plants existence, such that most of the units went out of operational service or de-rated over the years. Presently 346 MW has been recovered out of the installed 760 MW.

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