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November 10, 2021

Longonot Geothermal Power Project, Kenya

By Carmen

Longonot Geothermal Power Project is a 140MW geothermal power project. It is planned in Nakuru, Kenya. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2023 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2024.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Geothermal 140 140 Permitting Nakuru, Kenya Africa Geothermal International


The project is being developed and currently owned by Africa Geothermal International.

The geothermal site has in total 34 number of wells. Out of this 26 will be production wells and remaining 8 will be injection wells. Longonot Geothermal Power Project will run at a temperature of 300 Degree Celsius.

The project is expected to generate 1,170GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2024.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project will be sold to Kenya Power and Lighting under a power purchase agreement for a period of 25 years. The offtake capacity is expected to be 140MW.


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