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November 22, 2021

Olkaria II, Kenya

By Carmen

Olkaria II is a 105MW geothermal power project. It is located in Nakuru, Kenya. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in November 2003.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Geothermal 105 105 Active Nakuru, Kenya Kenya Electricity Generating

Description

The project is developed and owned by Kenya Electricity Generating.

The geothermal power project consists of 2 turbines each with 32 MW nameplate capacity and 1 turbines each with 35 MW nameplate capacity respectively.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in November 2003.

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Contractors Involved

JFE Engineering was selected to render EPC services for the Olkaria II (Olkaria II Phase I) project. JFE Engineering was selected to render EPC services for the Olkaria II (Olkaria II Phase II) project. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Europe was selected to render EPC services for the Olkaria II (Olkaria II Phase I) project. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Europe was selected to render EPC services for the Olkaria II (Olkaria II Phase II) project. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Europe was selected to render EPC services for the Olkaria II (Olkaria II Phase III) project.

About Kenya Electricity Generating

Kenya Electricity Generating Co Ltd (KenGen) is an electricity generation utility. It produces power from hydro, geothermal, thermal, and wind sources. Under power purchase agreements, the company sells power to customers on wholesale basis. Kenya Power and Lighting Co Ltd is the authorized distributor of the company’s electricity sales. It has electricity generation assets in Olkaria and Eburru Geothermal fields, Kipevu, Eastern Region, Western Region, Upper Tana, and Ngong. KenGen is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.

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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