Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Kenya: KenGen Seeks to Boost Geothermal Energy Production

KenGen starts geothermal study to produce more untapped power (The Star)

KenGen MD Albert Mugo.
Photo/Enos Teche.
KenGen has begun a geothermal development study with a view to producing more power. MD Albert Mugo said Kenya has the potential to produce 10,000 MW geothermal energy in 23 sites.

“So far we have only tapped 650 MW of geothermal energy and we are working with other partners so we can increase geothermal power,” he said.

Mugo said the cost of geothermal exploration had for years remained the biggest impediment.