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About Us

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ABOUT hydroelectric power producing areas development commission

HPPADC is bestowed with large infrastructure to develop rivers, natural falls, oil and gas production. The main water resources that provide rich hydropower potential are the Niger and Benue rivers as well as Lake Chad basin. With an estimated 1,800 m3 per capita per year of renewable water resources available, this is not a water poor country, yet it is ranked as an economically water scarce country due to a lack of investment and management to meet demand.

The total installed capacity is 12,522 MW, not including off-grid generation, of which 2,062 MW is hydropower. The total exploitable potential of hydropower is estimated at over 14,120 MW, amounting to more than 50,800 GWh of electricity annually. The roughly 85 per cent of hydropower yet to be developed therefore offers solutions to address existing power shortages.

Why Choose Us?

Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HPPADC) represents organisations and individuals committed to the responsible, sustainable development of hydropower, rural environment, infrastructure, etc.

We are a non-profit membership organisation with a mission to advance sustainable hydropower by building and sharing knowledge on its role in renewable energy systems, responsible freshwater management and climate change solutions.