Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Kenya: KenGen Wins Two Awards for Geothermal Energy at World Energy Engineering Congress

Kenya Scoops 6 Awards In World Energy Awards (Oil News Kenya)

KenGen managing
director Albert Mugo
In a ceremony to recognize individuals and corporations that have made significant contributions in the energy sector worldwide, Kenya has scooped six out of the seven awards in the Sub-Saharan category during the 39th World Energy Engineering Congress in Washington, DC, including two from the geothermal sector.

The awards are run by The Association of Energy Engineers, a global nonprofit professional association represented in 98 countries, whose objective is to promote the scientific and educational interests in the energy industry and to foster action for sustainable development.

Energy Manager of the Year Albert Mugo – As the CEO of Kengen, his leadership has seen him steer the organization to implement sustainable energy projects and to develop partnerships to further the energy agenda, with specific focus on the successes recorded in the Geothermal Power Plant projects in Olkaria.

Innovative Energy Project of the Year280 MW Olkaria Geothermal Power Plant – The project has been truly innovative because Kengen has managed to reduce the lead times of generation energy from geothermal using a new wellhead generation technology. It has also managed to save a lot of resources using this new technology.

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