Olkaria I Geothermal Power Station
|Olkaria I Geothermal Power Station|
|Location||Olkaria, Nakuru County, Kenya|
|Owner(s)||Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KENGEN)|
|Primary fuel||geothermal power|
|Units operational||3 (15MW@)|
|Nameplate capacity||45 MW|
The facility is located in the Hell's Gate National Park along with its sister stations, Olkaria II and Olkaria III. This location lies in Olkaria, in Nakuru County, on the eastern edge of the Eastern Rift Valley, approximately 33 kilometres (21 mi), by road, southwest of Naivasha, the nearest large town. Olkaria lies approximately 120 kilometres (75 mi), by road, northwest of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya and the largest city in that country. The coordinates of Olkaria I Geothermal Power Station are:0°53'36.0"S, 36°18'30.0"E (Latitude:0.893330; Longitude:36.308334).
The Olkaria I Power Station first started operation in 1981 running one Mitsubishi turbine with a generation capacity of 15MW. In 1982 and 1985, two more turbines identical to the first were commissioned at the facility, bringing the total generation capacity to 45MW.
- List of power stations in Kenya
- Geothermal power in Kenya
- Olkaria II Geothermal Power Station
- Olkaria III Geothermal Power Station