Tag: Geothermal

Where Kenya Power Missed Cash Opportunities

Recent news coming from Kenya Power has been generating more heat than light and the company risks being swallowed whole by the...

Shedding Light On Kenya’s Geothermal Power Plants

Kenya constructed its first geothermal plant in 1981, the Olkaria 1. The East African nation has since built a fleet of other...

Kenya’s Treasury Allocates $93mn for Geothermal Energy Projects

Kenya has allocated $93 million (Sh9.3 billion) for development of geothermal energy in the 2020/21 financial year starting next month.

Solar Records Steepest Price Drop Among Renewables

Solar energy costs have dropped by the steepest margin in the last 10 years among renewable sources, even as hydropower recorded an...

Exclusive: Inside Kenya’s 95pc Green Energy Mix

Kenya is among a handful of nations worldwide generating and consuming electricity almost completely from renewable sources. Geothermal is...

KenGen Partners With Private Investors To Develop Geothermal Energy

Government-owned power producer KenGen is for the first time teaming up with private investors to develop power plants, starting with a 140MW...

Alternative Power Supply Keeps Nairobi Lights On

Until August 2017, Kenya’s capital Nairobi relied on a single overburdened transmission line for geothermal power supply from the steam fields of...

Kenya’s Geothermal Agency Picks New Boss

The board of Geothermal Development Company (GDC) has picked Jared Othieno as the new managing director. Engineer Othieno takes...

Spotlight On Africa’s Two Percent Share Of Global Green Energy

Africa accounts for a paltry 1.9 percent of the global share of developed renewable energy capacity, casting a light on the continent’s...

A Peek Into Kenya’s New Steam Power Plant

The story of Kenya’s latest geothermal power plant to go live, Olkaria V, goes back to January 2017 when construction works took off.