Kiambere is a 168MW hydro power project. It is located on Tana river/basin in Embu, Kenya. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 2009.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 168 168 Active Embu, Kenya


The project is currently owned by Kenya Electricity Generating.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 585 million cubic meter. Kiambere underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2006-2009. The project generated 887.9 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $319.118m.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 2009.

Contractors Involved

Voith Hydro Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of francis turbines, each with 84MW nameplate capacity.

Voith Hydro Holding supplied 2 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 85 MVA.


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