Kenya Completes High Grand Falls Dam Feasibility Study

The East African country is trying to increase its electricity generation and the proposed hydropower project could add 1,200 MW to the national power grid.

Kenya’s Ministry of Regional Development Authority has completed a feasibility study on its hydropower project, High Grand Falls Dam, on the Tana River.

High Capacity Dam

High Capacity Dam

The East African country is trying to increase its electricity generation and the proposed hydropower project could add 1,200 MW to the national power grid. The first major project on the Tana River is expected to cost around $1.5 billion with construction set to begin this year. Funding is expected to come from a combination of sources including the government, international development agencies, and public-private partnerships.

Kenya also has plans for more hydropower plants with other dams in the pipeline in Magwagwa, Arror, and Mwache. The projects could, upon completion, have a combined capacity of 284 MW.

Source:A-eafrica.com

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