Olkaria II Geothermal Power Station

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Olkaria II Geothermal Power Station
Olkaria II Geothermal Power Station is located in Kenya
Olkaria II Geothermal Power Station
Map of Kenya showing the location of Olkaria II Geothermal Power Station
Location Olkaria, Nakuru County, Kenya
Coordinates 0°51′49″S 36°18′00″E / 0.86361°S 36.30000°E / -0.86361; 36.30000Coordinates: 0°51′49″S 36°18′00″E / 0.86361°S 36.30000°E / -0.86361; 36.30000
Status Operational
Commission date 2003
Owner(s) Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KENGEN)
Power generation
Primary fuel geothermal power
Units operational 3 (35MW@)
Nameplate capacity 105 MW

The Olkaria II Geothermal Power Station also known a Olkaria II Geothermal Power Plant is a geothermal power plant in Kenya, with installed electric generating capacity of 105MW.[1]


The facility is located in Hell's Gate National Park, on the eastern edge of the Eastern Rift Valley, approximately 88 kilometres (55 mi), southeast of the city of Nakuru, where the county headquarters re located.[2] Olkaria lies approximately 120 kilometres (75 mi), by road, northwest of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya and the largest city in that East African country.[3] The coordinates of Olkaria are:0°51'49.0"S, 36°18'00.0"E (Latitude:-0.8636; Longitude:36.3000).


Olkaria II went on-stream in 2003, when Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KENGEN), commissioned two 35MW units manufactured and installed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). In 2010, a third unit of 35MW capacity was installed, bringing the total capacity to 105 Megawatts.[4]


Olkaria II Power Station is owned by Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KENGEN). KENGEN is a parastatal company, which is 100% owned by the Government of Kenya.

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