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November 18, 2021

Suswa Geothermal Power Plant, Kenya

By Carmen

Suswa Geothermal Power Plant is a 300MW geothermal power project. It is planned in Nairobi, Kenya. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2023 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2024.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Geothermal 300 300 Permitting Nairobi, Kenya Geothermal Development


The project is being developed and currently owned by Geothermal Development.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2024.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project will be sold to Kenya Power and Lighting under a power purchase agreement for a period of 25 years.

About Geothermal Development

Geothermal Development Co (GDC) is an alternative energy company that develops geothermal resources. The company’s projects portfolio includes Menengai project, Baringo-Silali project, Olkaria project and Suswa project. It develops and sells geothermal steam to private companies including KenGen and Independent Power Producers (IPPs) for the generation of electricity. GDC develops geothermal development models including power generation model, steam development model, production drilling and power generation model, steam development and power generation model, and full concession model. The company partners with various banks and other agencies. GDC is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.


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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