Vol. 3, No. 4 (Fall 2016) 20-26   

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  Small hydro-power plants in Kenya: A review of status, challenges and future prospects
J. Mbaka, M. Wanjiru and M. Wanjiru
( Received: July 03, 2016 – Accepted: May 09, 2017 )

Abstract    Small Hydro-power Plants (SHP) are an important source of electricity in many countries. However, little is known about SHP in Kenya. This paper reviews the status, challenges in implementation of SHP and prospects for future development of SHP in Kenya. The paper shows that SHP has not yet fully utilized the available hydro-power potential. The challenges associated with SHP development should be addressed to realize its full hydro-power generation potential in the future.


Keywords    electricity, energy, small hydro-power plant, Kenya


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