Monday, November 2, 2015

Kenya to Start Exporting Geothermal Energy to Uganda

East Africa: Kenya to Sell Power to Uganda (AllAfrica)

Kenya will start exporting power to Uganda following the recent increase in production from geothermal sources.

This is a deal under the Northern Corridor Infrastructure Power pool, in which the three heads of state of Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda agreed that the country can start off with 30 MW.

The power will be transmitted through a new high voltage line linking the two nations. The grand 400KV regional electricity power exchange line will run from Olkaria in Kenya through Uganda to Birembo in Rwanda. Uganda and Kenya are already connected by older lines. The latest project will add to the new sections.

Kenya is currently self-sufficient in power generation after more than 280 MW was added to the grid last year from various geothermal projects in the Rift Valley.

Read More........