The 52 m (171 ft) tall dam creates a reservoir with a storage capacity of 123,000,000 m3 (100,000 acre⋅ft). The power station is located underground just below the left toe and contains three 31 MW Francis turbine-generators. The difference in elevation between the reservoir and power station affords a net hydraulic head of 82 m (269 ft). Water discharged from the power station travels down a 3,040 m (9,970 ft) long tailrace tunnel before reaching the Tana at Gitaru Reservoir.
Kenya – Kamburu Hydroelectric Project (English)
The project, which would meet the demand for electric power in Kenya up to 1976, comprises: (a) a hydroelectric power station with an initial capacity of 60MW and provision for one more 30MW unit when needed; (b) a 220kV transmission line of about 105 km from Kamburu to Nairobi to link with the national grid; (c) a 132kV transmission line of about 15 km to connect Kamburu with TRDC’s existing Kindaruma power station; and (d) necessary consulting services.
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