Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Kenya: Geothermal Energy Supplies Almost Half of All Electricity

Geothermal power consumption hits record level in October (Business Daily Africa)

(Courtesy CIA.gov)
Data from the Kenyan Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) shows that consumers used 402.1 million units (kilowatt hours) of geothermal power in October, the highest level ever, accounting for 49 per cent of total units consumed.

This is up from 377.5 million units in August and 388 million units in January—just a month after Kenya completed the injection of additional 280 megawatts of geothermal power to the national grid.

“This is the highest level of geothermal power ever generated and consumed,” said John Mutua, ERC senior manager in charge of economic regulation.

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