High Grand Falls is a 700MW hydro power project. It is planned on Tana river/basin in Tharaka-Nithi, Kenya. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the 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. Buy the profile here.

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The project is currently owned by Government of Kenya.

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.

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.

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This content was updated on 20 July 2023

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.