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Olkaria-I

Kenya Electricity Generating Company Public Limited Company

Olkaria I additional unit 4 and unit 5, which is located in the Olkaria east field sector for geothermal development. This power plant generates 150 MW, which was commissioned in 2013/ 2014 financial year. The steam consumption is 167.70 tonnes per hour.

Olkaria I additional unit 4 and unit 5, which is located in the Olkaria east field sector for geothermal development. This power plant generates 150 MW, which was commissioned in 2013/ 2014 financial year. The steam consumption is 167.70 tonnes per hour.
Olkaria-IV

Kenya Electricity Generating Company Public Limited Company

Olkaria IV unit 4 and unit 5 which is located in the Olkaria south (domes) field sector for geothermal development. This power plant generates 150 MW. This powerplant was commissioned in 2013/ 2014 financial year. The steam consumption is 178.90 tonnes per hour.

Olkaria IV unit 4 and unit 5 which is located in the Olkaria south (domes) field sector for geothermal development. This power plant generates 150 MW. This powerplant was commissioned in 2013/ 2014 financial year. The steam consumption is 178.90 tonnes per hour.
Olkaria-II

Kenya Electricity Generating Company Public Limited Company

Olkaria II units 1; 2; 3 which is located in the Olkaria North East Field sector for geothermal development. The first two units were commissioned in 20002. The third unit was commissioned in 2010. The total output in 135 Mwe. The steam consumption is 109.70 tonnes per hour.

Olkaria II units 1; 2; 3 which is located in the Olkaria North East Field sector for geothermal development. The first two units were commissioned in 20002. The third unit was commissioned in 2010. The total output in 135 Mwe. The steam consumption is 109.70 tonnes per hour.
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Kenya Electricity Generating Company Public Limited Company

The Olkaria geothermal spa has a maximum capacity of 400 tourists. This is located in the Olkaria North East Field sector for geothermal development. This is one of the pioneer projects on the direct use of geothermal energy in the east Africa to show case the development of low to medium enthalpy uses.
Dedan Kimathi University of Technology Geothermal students testing if a geothermal well can really flow on its own if opened

Learning the technology of Geothermal Energy

Dedan Kimathi University of Technology Geothermal students testing if a geothermal well can really flow on its own if opened

Dedan Kimathi University of Technology Geothermal students testing if a geothermal well can really flow on its own if opened
Learning the technology of Geothermal: Dedan Kimathi University of Technology students being explained to, the components and how a power plant works during an academic trip to Olkaria and Oseria

Learning the technology of Geothermal Energy

Dedan Kimathi University of Technology students being explained to, the components and how a power plant works during an academic trip to Olkaria and Oseria

Dedan Kimathi University of Technology students being explained to, the components and how a power plant works during an academic trip to Olkaria and Oseria
Suswa area - Geothermal steam being tapped and condensed for domestic use in Kenya’s semi-arid rift valley

Direct uses of Geothermal Fluids

Suswa area - Geothermal steam being tapped and condensed for domestic use in Kenya’s semi-arid rift valley

Suswa area - Geothermal steam being tapped and condensed for domestic use in Kenya’s semi-arid rift valley

Widespread use of geothermal energy in East Africa

The project aims at providing the scientific, technological and policy basis required for the widespread utilization of geothermal resources in East Africa. We will provide the scientific basis enabling the evaluation of the potential of low- and medium-temperature geothermal resources, identifying and recommending the most appropriate technological solutions for their utilization, to provide clean and cheap electricity and heating/cooling, needed to support the sustainable growth and decarbonization in East Africa. The aim is to make geothermal energy one of the main contributors to the energy mix in East Africa, in all its forms, utilizing low- and medium-temperature sources. We will take a holistic approach including a multi-disciplinary evaluation of the potential of low- to medium-temperature geothermal resources, novel integrated multi-generation energy systems, policy measures and education of geothermal professionals.

 

The project Widespread use of geothermal energy in East Africa is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and

administrated by Danida Fellowship Centre.