KINDARUMA POWER STATION
Commissioned in 1968, Kindaruma was the first major power station in independent Kenya.It was originally designed with a provision of three turbine generator units. However, two vertical Kaplan turbines were installed. Work is currently in progress to install the third unit, thereby increasing the station’s output from 40 MW to 72 MW by mid 2012. Power from Kindaruma is transmitted directly to Nairobi or to Kamburu via a 132KV substation. Kindaruma is a surface power station and visitors have the luxury of observing the flow of water out of the tailrace.
The spillway has three vertical gates and the dam is equipped with an emergency spillway in case of excessively high floods.
The station is situated 170 km north east of Nairobi.