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Behind the scenes at a thermal power plant

Have you ever wanted to see the inner workings of a thermal power plant? This year’s Future Energy Nigeria conference and exhibition offers the unusual opportunity to be part of a technical site visit tour at the Egbin Power Plant on 14 November.

This article first appeared in ESI Africa Issue 4-2019.
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Egbin Power Plc., an affiliate of the Sahara Group, an indigenous energy conglomerate, is nestled in the serene town of Egbin, located in Lagos State, South West Nigeria.

The company operates one of the largest thermal power plants in sub-Saharan Africa and contributes over 10% of the total electricity generated to the Nigerian National Grid, making it the heartbeat of power and the largest provider of electricity to Africa’s largest economy.

Using a closed cycle thermal system, water is sourced and transferred from deep wells via a treatment plant to a steam generator. This process starts the power generation cycle with the end result being that power is wheeled out at the most cost-effective rate achievable within optimal levels of efficiency and the highest standards in safety and compliance.

Egbin Power is a proud showcase for ‘best in class’ operational and performance standards within the sub-Saharan power sector with a state-of-the-art facility housing six steam turbines with an overall installed capacity of 1,320MW. It is currently working on projects geared towards enhancing this capacity through new technology and alternative energy sources. ESI

About the event
Celebrating its 16th edition, Future Energy Nigeria hosts two days of interactive discussions with senior executives and an exhibition for international and local suppliers to display solutions, culminating in a site visit tour of Egbin Power Station.