Least Cost Power Development Plan 2010
Kenya’s generation and transmission system planning is based on a 20-year, rolling Least Cost Power Development Plan, which is updated every year. As a result of the power production costs, a mix of geothermal (20%), nuclear (19%), coal-fired (13%), wind (9%), hydroelectric (5%), medium-speed diesel (9%) and gas-fired (11%) power plants will be commissioned by 2030 to ensure reliable energy supply. Furthermore, the plan accounts for 9% of imports. The total estimated cost of system expansion for the 2011-2031 period is USD 41.4bn.