Performance evaluation of Egbin Power Station, Nigeria
European Journal of Scientific Research
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Federal University of Technology, PMB 704, Akure, Nigeria
The performance analysis of Egbin Power Plant in terms of Plant Capacity and Power Factor is herein presented. The Station consists of six units of steam turbines with a total installed capacity of 1320MW and commissioned between May 1985 and November 1987. In this paper, field data were collected from the Station records of operation and maintenance for a period under review of 2000 to 2010. The study reveals that the average capacity factor was 50.78% while the plant use factor's average was 74.60%. In year 2010, the average load factor was 76.61% while the utilization factor had the average of 61.91%. The shortfall in performance levels of the plant is attributable to low plant availability due to frequent breakdowns/failures, overdue overhauling of some units, obsolete technology, instability of the national grid system, aging plant equipment and disruption in gas supply among others. Measures to improve the performance indices of the plant were suggested. © EuroJournals Publishing, Inc. 2011.