|Approval Date||06 Jun 2018|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Non Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||23220|
The present intervention concerns the Menengai Geothermal Power Project. It entails the design, construction and operation of a 35MW geothermal power plant, located in the Menengai geothermal field in Nakuru County, Kenya. The electricity generated will be evacuated through a 13 km 132 kV transmission line which has been completed by the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO). The project will support the Government’s ambitions to boost the country’s social economic development programmes through increased delivery of reliable and affordable electricity. This will in turn lower the cost of doing business in the country and improve Kenya’s competitiveness in the region. The project is well also aligned with Kenya’s development programs in particular Kenya’s Vision 2030, the Medium Term Plan II and the Least Cost Power Development Plan 2009-2029.
The purpose of the project is to support socio-economic development in Kenya by increasing installed energy capacity, diversifying the country’s energy mix and fostering private sector development.
The main beneficiaries of the project are the people of Nakuru County and ultimately all the people of Kenya.
African Development Bank
|Last Update||29 Jul 2021|