List of power stations in Kenya

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Geothermal[edit]

Station Capacity (MW) Location Status
Olkaria I Geothermal Power Station 185[1] 0°53′36″S 36°18′30″E / 0.89333°S 36.30833°E / -0.89333; 36.30833 (Olkaria I Geothermal Power Station) Operational
Olkaria II Geothermal Power Station 105 0°51′49″S 36°18′00″E / 0.86361°S 36.30000°E / -0.86361; 36.30000 (Olkaria II Geothermal Power Station) Operational
Olkaria III Geothermal Power Station 110[2] 0°52′30″S 36°18′00″E / 0.87500°S 36.30000°E / -0.87500; 36.30000 (Olkaria III Geothermal Power Station) Operational
Olkaria IV Geothermal Power Station 140[3] 0°51′49″S 36°18′00″E / 0.86361°S 36.30000°E / -0.86361; 36.30000 (Olkaria IV Geothermal Power Station) Operational
Olkaria V Geothermal Power Station 140[4] 0°51′49″S 36°18′00″E / 0.86361°S 36.30000°E / -0.86361; 36.30000 (Olkaria V Geothermal Power Station) In development
Akiira One Geothermal Power Station 70[5] 00°56′00″S 36°18′00″E / 0.93333°S 36.30000°E / -0.93333; 36.30000 (Akiira One Geothermal Power Station) Planned[6]
Menengai I Geothermal Power Station[7] 35[8] 00°11′35″S 36°04′12″E / 0.19306°S 36.07000°E / -0.19306; 36.07000 (Menengai I Geothermal Power Station) In development
Menengai II Geothermal Power Station[7] 35[8] 00°11′46″S 36°03′47″E / 0.19611°S 36.06306°E / -0.19611; 36.06306 (Menengai II Geothermal Power Station) In development
Menengai III Geothermal Power Station[7] 35[8] 00°11′43″S 36°04′54″E / 0.19528°S 36.08167°E / -0.19528; 36.08167 (Menengai III Geothermal Power Station) In development

Hydroelectric[edit]

Station Type Capacity (MW) Commissioned Location0°47'43.0"S 37°45'09.0"E
Gitaru Hydroelectric Power Station[9] Reservoir 225[10] 1999 00°47′43″S 37°45′09″E / 0.79528°S 37.75250°E / -0.79528; 37.75250 (Gitaru Hydroelectric Power Station)[11]
Kiambere Power Station Reservoir 165 1988  
Kindaruma Hydroelectric Power Station[12] Reservoir 72[13] 1968[14] 00°48′38″S 37°48′46″E / 0.81056°S 37.81278°E / -0.81056; 37.81278 (Kindaruma Hydroelectric Power Station)[15]
Masinga Hydroelectric Power Station[16] Reservoir 40[17] 1981 00°53′21″S 37°35′40″E / 0.88917°S 37.59444°E / -0.88917; 37.59444 (Masinga Hydroelectric Power Station)[18]
Gogo Power Station Reservoir 2.0 1957  
Kamburu Hydroelectric Power Station[19] Reservoir 93 1974 00°48′21″S 37°41′08″E / 0.80583°S 37.68556°E / -0.80583; 37.68556 (Kamburu Hydroelectric Power Station)[20]
Mesco Power Station Reservoir 0.4 1930  
Ndula Hydroelectric Power Station[21] Reservoir 2.0[21] 1924[21] 01°01′35″S 37°14′36″E / 1.02639°S 37.24333°E / -1.02639; 37.24333 (Ndula Hydroelectric Power Station)[22]
Sagana Power Station Reservoir 1.5 1956  
Sang'oro Hydroelectric Power Station[23] Run of river 21.2 2013 00°21′13″S 34°48′48″E / 0.35361°S 34.81333°E / -0.35361; 34.81333 (Sang'oro Hydroelectric Power Station)[24]
Sondu Miriu Hydroelectric Power Station[25] Run of river 60 2007[26] 00°20′33″S 34°51′08″E / 0.34250°S 34.85222°E / -0.34250; 34.85222 (Sondu Miriu Hydroelectric Power Station)[27]
Tana Hydroelectric Power Station[28] Reservoir 20[29] 2010 00°47′08″S 37°15′55″E / 0.78556°S 37.26528°E / -0.78556; 37.26528 (Tana Hydroelectric Power Station)[30]
Turkwel Hydroelectric Power Station Reservoir 106 1991 01°55′00″N 35°20′30″E / 1.91667°N 35.34167°E / 1.91667; 35.34167 (Turkwel Hydroelectric Power Station)
Wanjii Hydroelectric Power Station[31] Reservoir 7.4 1952 00°44′58″S 37°10′29″E / 0.74944°S 37.17472°E / -0.74944; 37.17472 (Wanjii Hydroelectric Power Station)[32]
Sosiani Power Station Reservoir 0.4 1955  

Fossil fuels: oil, coal, and gas[edit]

Station Type Capacity (MW) Commissioned Location
Kipevu I Thermal Power Station Heavy fuel oil 63 4°2′S 39°38′E / 4.033°S 39.633°E / -4.033; 39.633 (Kipevu I)
Tsavo Thermal Power Station Heavy fuel oil 75[33] 2001 4°2′S 39°38′E / 4.033°S 39.633°E / -4.033; 39.633 (Kipevu II)
Nairobi South Thermal Power Station Heavy fuel oil 109 1997 1°17′S 36°49′E / 1.283°S 36.817°E / -1.283; 36.817 (Nairobi Natural Gas Power Station)
Gulf Energy Thermal Power Station Heavy fuel oil 80[34] 1°17′S 36°49′E / 1.283°S 36.817°E / -1.283; 36.817 (Gulf Energy Thermal Power Station)
Lamu Coal Power Station Coal 960[35] 2017 (Expected) 2°17′S 40°51′E / 2.283°S 40.850°E / -2.283; 40.850 (Lamu Coal Power Station)
Biojoule Thermal Power Station Biogas 2.6[36] 2015 0°42′S 36°26′E / 0.700°S 36.433°E / -0.700; 36.433 (Biojoule Thermal Power Station)
Baringo Thermal Power Station Biogas 10.8[37] 2015 0°31′S 35°45′E / 0.517°S 35.750°E / -0.517; 35.750 (Baringo Thermal Power Station)
Thika Thermal Power Station[38] Heavy fuel oil 87 2012 03°56′S 39°40′E / 3.933°S 39.667°E / -3.933; 39.667 (Thika Thermal Power Station)[39]
Rabai Thermal Power Station[40] Heavy fuel oil 90 2009 03°56′S 39°40′E / 3.933°S 39.667°E / -3.933; 39.667 (Rabai Thermal Power Station)[41]
Dongo Kundu Thermal Power Station Liquefied natural gas[42] 700[42] 2020 04°04′S 39°37′E / 4.067°S 39.617°E / -4.067; 39.617 (Dongo Kundu Thermal Power Station)

Wind[edit]

Station Capacity (MW) Commissioned Location Notes
Ngong Hills Wind Power Station[43] 25.5[44] 1993[43] 01°22′52″N 36°38′08″E / 1.38111°N 36.63556°E / 1.38111; 36.63556 (Ngong Hills Wind Power Station) Operational
Lake Turkana Wind Power Station 300[45] 2018 (Expected) 02°43′33″N 36°48′06″E / 2.72583°N 36.80167°E / 2.72583; 36.80167 (Lake Turkana Wind Power Station) Under construction
Kajiado Wind Power Station[46] 100[47] TBA 01°26′40″S 36°39′15″E / 1.44444°S 36.65417°E / -1.44444; 36.65417 (Kajiado Wind Power Station) Planned
Meru Wind Power Station[48] 400[48] 2017 (Expected)[48] 00°19′47″N 37°35′30″E / 0.32972°N 37.59167°E / 0.32972; 37.59167 (Meru Wind Power Station) Planned
Lamu Wind Power Station[49] 90[49] 2020 (Expected) 02°24′59″S 40°44′32″E / 2.41639°S 40.74222°E / -2.41639; 40.74222 (Lamu Wind Power Station) Planned

Solar[edit]

Solar power station Community Coordinates Fuel type Capacity (megawatts) Year completed Name of Owner Notes
Garissa Solar Power Station[50] Lamu County 00°18′58″S 39°41′53″E / 0.31611°S 39.69806°E / -0.31611; 39.69806 (Lamu Solar Power Station) Solar 55 2017 (Expected)[50] Kenya Rural Electrification Authority Planned

See also[edit]

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