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November 26, 2021

High Grand Falls, Kenya

By Carmen

High Grand Falls is a 700MW hydro power project. It is planned on Tana river/basin in Tharaka-Nithi, Kenya. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2028 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2031.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 700 700 Permitting Tharaka-Nithi, Kenya

Description

The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 5,400 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project will be 106m and 101m respectively. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, is expected to be 7 in number. The penstock length will be 120m. The penstock diameter will be 4.5m. The project cost is expected to be around $2,000m.

High Grand Falls (High Grand Falls Stage-1) consists of 5 units of francis turbines with 100MW nameplate capacity.

High Grand Falls (High Grand Falls Stage-2) consists of 2 units of francis turbines with 100MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2028. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2031.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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