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January 7, 2022

Mumias Biomass Power Plant, Kenya

By Carmen

Mumias Biomass Power Plant is a 37MW biopower project. It is located in Kakamega, Kenya. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 37 37 Active Kakamega, Kenya


The project is currently owned by Mumias Sugar.

Mumias Biomass Power Plant is a combined heat and power (CHP) project. Bagasse which is a kind of agricultural by-product is used as a feedstock to power the project.

Mumias Biomass Power Plant (Mumias Biomass Power Plant Unit I) consists of 2 turbines with 2.5MW nameplate capacity.

Mumias Biomass Power Plant (Mumias Biomass Power Plant Unit II) consists of 1 turbine with 7MW nameplate capacity.

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Mumias Biomass Power Plant (Mumias Biomass Power Plant Unit III) consists of 1 unit of Extraction Condensing Turbine turbine with 25MW nameplate capacity.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Kenya Power and Lighting under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

ISGEC Heavy Engineering supplied steam boiler for the project. The boiler installed at the site has a capacity of 170TPH.The temperature witnessed inside the boiler is around 515°C.


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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