Olkaria II Geothermal Power Station
|Olkaria II Geothermal Power Station|
|Location||Olkaria, Nakuru County, Kenya|
|Owner(s)||Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KENGEN)|
|Primary fuel||geothermal power|
|Units operational||3 (35MW@)|
|Nameplate capacity||105 MW|
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. 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. 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.
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- Geothermal power in Kenya
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