Kenya’s Virunga Power has invited US companies to submit qualification data to develop a feasibility study to assess the technical, environmental, and social viability of three run-of-river hydroelectric plants.
The USTDA is providing a grant to Virunga Power Kenya Limited fund the feasibility, environmental and social studies. The three run-of-the river hydroelectric plants would supply 15.7 MW of additional generation capacity in rural Kenya.
The project sites are located on the Siit, Sossio, and Mutonga rivers in Kenya's Bungoma and Meru Counties. The power generated at the hydroelectric plants would be supplied to the national grid.