Kenya - Quantum Power- Menengai Geothermal Power Project


Project Summary

Approval Date 06 Jun 2018
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Non Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23220
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 21,586,260.89
Status Approved

Project General Description

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.

Project Objectives

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.

Beneficiaries

The main beneficiaries of the project are the people of Nakuru County and ultimately all the people of Kenya.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Bank

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-KE-FZ0-013
Last Update 01 Dec 2021

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Contact Details

Email private-sector@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Kenya