Turkwel power station is one of the major hydro-electric power stations in Kenya. It is situated north west of Kenya, on the border of Turkana, West Pokot and Pokot North districts, approximately 550km from Nairobi.
The project was conceived as a multi-purpose one to comprise hydr0~power, agriculture, fisheries and tourism development. The project was constructed under the control of Kerio Valley Development Authority (KVDA) from 1986 to 1991.
Turkwel has a 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 23Okm. It generates approximately 10 per cent of the national electricity supply.