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Kenya: KenGen issues tender to build 140 MW geothermal power plant at Olkaria

To achieve its capacity expansion plans, KenGen is working in close collaboration with the National Treasury to develop a 140 MW greenfield geothermal power plant through a Public-Private Partnership (PPP). Kenya approved a framework for developing and implementing infrastructure PPPs under the PPP Act of 2013 which led to the promulgation of PPP regulations in 2014.

The Olkaria geothermal field is in Naivasha, approximately 120 km northwest of Nairobi. The Project area is in the northeastern sector of the Olkaria geothermal field. The power plant location is next to the existing Olkaria II power station and will interconnect to the grid at the Olkaria I AU switchyard. The site is within an area leased by KenGen from the Kenya Wildlife Service.

The Project will consist of a geothermal power generating facility and associated interconnection facilities with a capacity of approximately 140 MW at site reference conditions, to be specified in detail within the RFP.

Source: Global Geothermal News

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