KenGen unveils elaborate renewable energy project pipeline

Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) has unveiled an elaborate renewable energy project pipeline focused on supporting the Government’s economic growth agenda.

The company’s focus in the next 12 months, according to the Managing Director & CEO, Rebecca Miano, is to deliver the Olkaria I Unit 6 geothermal power plant which will add 83.3MW to the national grid.

“KenGen is also continuing with its geothermal exploration program in Olkaria. To date, ee have drilled more than 310 wells to support our geothermal-led strategy,” she added.

In addition, Miano said, the procurement of the redevelopment of Olkaria I power plant which seeks to increase the plant’s installed capacity from the current 45MW to 50MW, and also extend its life by 25 years, was in the final stages.

Recently, KenGen shortlisted four firms for a Public Private Partnership (PPP) to implement Olkaria VI plant which is set to add 140MW to the national grid. Read more…

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