Iria Maina SHPP
Feasibility Study

Client: Indipendent Power Producer
Year: 2016
Location: Bomet County - Kenia
Service Provided: pre-feasibility study: site identification and assessment, topographical survey; feasibility study: final design, power evacuation study and business plan.


Run-of-river SHPP on the river Itare that uses the existing diversion dam of Somorio SHPP.
257 m long low-pressure pipe (diam. 2200 mm),

450 m long open flow canal and three 77 m long steel Penstocks.

Penstocks’ diameters: 1400-1300-1200 mm, allow nesting in the pipe transportation

Gross head: 34.6 m

Turbine: 3 Francis groups

Design flow rate: 8.5 m3/s

Installed capacity: 2.4 MW

Energy output: 6 GWh

Transmission line: 33 kV double circuit

35 mm2 conductor; length: 2 km

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