Olkaria III is a 150MW geothermal power project. It is located in Nakuru, Kenya. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in August 2000. Buy the profile here.

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The project is developed and owned by OrPower 4.

The geothermal plant is of binary type. The geothermal site has in total 22 number of production wells. Olkaria III runs at a temperature of 200 Degree Celsius.

The project generates 772GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project got commissioned in August 2000.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Kenya Power and Lighting under a power purchase agreement for a period of 20 years.

Contractors involved

Olkaria III (Olkaria III Phase I) is equipped with Mitsubishi turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 13MW nameplate capacity.

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This content was updated on 4 January 2024

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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.