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 Form 4 Geography online lessons on energy

Physical factors favoring development of hydro-electric power in Kenya

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Factors Favouring Development of HEP in Kenya
Physical Factors
1. A large and constant volume of water such as R. Tana and its tributaries.
2. Can be located on areas with falling water such as on rapids, water falls, and Knick points.
3. Deep and narrow valley. Deep to ensure a large capacity for the reservoir and narrow to minimize the cost of constructing the dam.
4. Hard basement rocks to reduce the amount of infiltration and also to provide a strong foundation for the dam.