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Installed Capacity                                       3 x 31.4 MW

Year of commissioning                              1974

Turbine manufacturer                                LITOSTROJ

Generator manufacturer                            RADE KONCAR

Estimated cost of Development                 Kshs. 325 Million                   

Masinga is the main reservoir in the cascade, with a capacityof 1.56 billion cubic meters of water and is therefore used for water regulation throughout the year. Two vertical Kaplan turbines drive two generators capable of generating 40MW of power. The power generated at Masinga is transmitted to Kamburu and Mt. Kenya region. From kamburu, power is transmitted to Nairobi through two 220kv lines. The resovior occupies a surface area of 120Km2

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