GDC’s Geothermal Projects

The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum plans to develop 5000MW of power by 2030. Under this framework, GDC is developing 1000MW of geothermal power from three geothermal projects. Earlier on in 2009/2010 GDC drilled geothermal wells at the Olkaria Geothermal project to provide steam for the two new power plants.

Menengai Project


"The estimated potential of the Menengai Geothermal Project is 1600MW. "

"Project Menengai"

Project Description

So far GDC has realized 160MW of steam at the well head. GDC has contracted three (3) IPPs to construct three power plants under Phase 1 of the Menengai.


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Baringo-silali Project


"The Baringo-Silali Block has an estimated potential of 3,000MW which will be developed in phases. "

"Project Baringo-silali"

Project Description

The first three phase will each develop 100MW with funding from the Government of Kenya and KfW. Detailed surface studies were completed in early 2013 and an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) License obtained from NEMA. A community engagement framework has been established and the community has given GDC land access rights.


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Suswa Project


"The Suswa Geothermal Prospect has an estimated potential of 750MW which will be developed in phases "

"Project Suswa"

Project Description

The first three phase will develop a total of 300MW, with each phase developing 100MW.


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Olkaria Project


"GDC’s 59 geothermal wells in Olkaria have a total yield of 412MW. "

"Project Olkaria"

Project Description

At the request of the government of Kenya, GDC in 2009/10 financial year drilled 36 geothermal wells at Olkaria. GDC also inherited 23 wells drilled by the government prior to GDC incorporation, bringing the total wells owned by GDC in Olkaria to 59. The Olkaria Geothermal Project is owned and managed by KenGen.


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