Olkaria IV is a 149.848MW 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 September 2014. Buy the profile here.
The project is developed and owned by Kenya Electricity Generating.
The geothermal plant is of single flash type. The geothermal site has in total 36 number of wells. Out of this 30 are production wells and remaining 6 are injection wells.
The project got commissioned in September 2014.
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 25 years.
Hyundai Engineering & Construction and Toyota Tsusho were selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the geothermal power project.
Olkaria IV (Olkaria IV Unit 1) is equipped with Toshiba Energy Systems and Solutions turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 70MWe nameplate capacity.
Olkaria IV (Olkaria IV Unit 2) is equipped with Toshiba Energy Systems and Solutions turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 70MWe nameplate capacity.
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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.