Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Kenya: Tender for Construction of 140 MW Olkaria V and 70 MW Olkaria I Geothermal Power Plants Coming Early Next Year

Geothermal overtakes hydropower generation (K24 TV)

The use of geothermal power in the national mix has risen from 30 per cent last year to 39 per cent this year, making it the leading source of power in Kenya.

KenGen chairman Joshua Choge said yesterday the country is doing away with the expensive thermal power generation for the clean, cheaper and reliable geothermal power.

“We have already seen a reduction in the cost of power by 30 per cent due to an increase in geothermal power and we project that the prices will fall further,” he said.

KenGen managing director Albert Mugo said the power generating company will be advertising a tender for the construction of the 140 MW Olkaria V and 70 MW Olkaria I power plants early next year.

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