Turkwel Power Station is one of the major hydro-electric power stations in Kenya. It is situated in north-western Kenya, on the border of Turkana and West Pokot and Pokot North districts, approximately 550 km from Nairobi.
The station was conceived as a multi purpose project comprising hydro-power, agricultural, fisheries and tourism development. It was constructed under the control of KVDA from 1986 to 1991.
Turkwel Power Station has the capacity of 106MW.The power produced is connected to the national grid at Lessos sub-station on a 220KV transmission line over a distance of 230 kilometres
It generates approx. 10% of the national electricity supply