Afam Power Plant
The Afam Power Plant (Phase 2) is an initiative of the Rivers State Government, established to ensure availability of power to its citizens for economic growth towards providing services and other allied needs.
The Power Plant is located in Afam, Oyigbo and draws its gas for generation from the Okoloma Gas reserve with an estimated reserve of 240mmscfd. The National Electric Power Policy empowers the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to evacuate all the power generated.
The Plant is situated in a serene environment and can be assessed through the East/West road via Bonga Tai or through the Okoloma-Afam community in Oyigbo LGA. The communities also host the Afam Power Station Phase IV-V a joint venture initiative of the Federal Government of Nigeria and Shell, while Bonga Tai community hosts the Rivers State Songhai Farm, Bonga Tai. Both communities are peaceful.
As at 2016, the demand for power in Nigeria was pegged at 12,800MW, with an installed capacity of 12,522MW, and an available production capacity pegged at below 4,000MW, there is no doubt that the nation needs investors in the energy sector to ameliorate the shortfall in the energy demand.
The Afam Power Plant Phase II has an installed capacity of 180MW. The electrical and mechanical works are at different stages of completion. In addition to building the Gas Turbine, the Rivers State Government has also built a 132KV (210km) State Grid Transmission lines for the evacuation of generated power to the environs.
- Gas Turbine Housing
- 1x15/0.420kv, 2000kva Transformer
- 1x15/1.0/0.420kv, 6800/5200/1600kva Transformer
- 1x15/132kv, 197mva Transformer