KenGen this January 2014 commissioned its second wellhead generating set. The set has a gross capacity of 12MW. The unit was initially delayed commissioning due to delays in construction of a 33kV transmission line from the unit to the market.
Orpower 4 inc, a subsidiary of Ormat Technology has now commissioned its Plant 3 achieving a total installed capacity of 110MW at Olkaria III site in Kenya. Plant 1 is 48MW and Plant 2 and 3 are each 36MW. This is a major achievement for Ormat who did not believe they could obtain this capacity when they were issued with the licence in mid 90s. With this success, Ormat is thinking of expanding its operations within Kenya and in the region.