Hydro capacity accounted for 16.3% of total power plant installations globally in 2022, according to GlobalData, with total recorded hydro capacity of 1,387GW. This is expected to contribute 11.7% by the end of 2030 with capacity of installations aggregating up to 1,557GW. Of the total global hydro capacity, 0.06% is in Kenya. Listed below are the five largest active hydro power plants by capacity in Kenya, according to GlobalData’s power plants database. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of the global hydro power segment. Buy the latest hydro power plant profiles here.

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1. Gitaru

The Gitaru is a 225MW hydro power project located in Nairobi, Kenya. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 1978. Kenya Electricity Generating own the project. Buy the profile here.

2. Kiambere

The 168MW Kiambere hydro power project is located in Embu, Kenya. It was commissioned in 2009. The project is owned by Kenya Electricity Generating. Buy the profile here.

3. Turkwel

The Turkwel is a 106MW hydro project. Kenya Electricity Generating owns the project. It was commissioned in 1991. It is located in West Pokot, Kenya. Buy the profile here.

4. Kamburu

The Kamburu hydro project with a capacity of 94.20MW came online in 1974. Kenya Electricity Generating have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in Embu, Kenya. Buy the profile here.

5. Kindaruma

The Kindaruma has been operating since 1968. The 72MW hydro project is located in , Kenya. Kenya Electricity Generating have the equity stakes in this project. Buy the profile here.

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Plants database, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide.