Construction of Menengai II Geothermal Power Plant to commence in March
The 3 companies are expected to generate a total of 105 MW from the capped steam wells in Menengai.
Construction of the first geothermal plant in Menengai is scheduled to commence in March 2018. This is according to a statement released by state owned Geothermal Development Company (GDC).
According to the statement, GDC has signed an agreement on conditions precedent with Quantum Power East Africa (QPEA) that will pave way for the construction of the 35MW Menengai II Geothermal Power plant. The plant is expected to cost Ksh. 4 billion.
QPEA was the first of the three Independent Power Producers (IPPs) to receive a Letter of Support from the Government for construction of a power plant at the Menengai Geothermal Project. The other companies are Sosian Energy and Orpower 22. The 3 companies are expected to generate a total of 105 MW from the capped steam wells in Menengai.
The Letter of Support is one of the key conditions precedent for the project and will unlock the path for Quantam Power East Africa to reach financial close. Once this is done, the firm is set to start construction of a 35MW power plant in Menengai in February 2018.