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 Form 4 Geography online lessons on energy

Human factors favoring development of hydro-electric power in Kenya.

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Human factors favouring development of H.E.P in Kenya.
-Area for dam and reservoir construction should be sparsely populated to minimize the cost of relocating people.
-There should be presence of industries and urban areas to provide market for electricity to make the project economically viable or bring a profit.
-Construction of an HEP station requires adequate capital because it’s expensive to construct a dam, to maintain it, to transmit power and to
compensate the displaced people. Kenya is financed from external source e.g. Sondu Miriu which is financed by Japanese government.


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