Monday, October 10, 2016

Kenya: Private Sector to be Given Land Concessions to Explore for Geothermal Energy

Kenya seeking further investment for geothermal energy sector (Coastweek)

Kenya is seeking to promote private investment into the geothermal energy sector through review of policies, an official said Thursday.

Principal Secretary for Energy and Petroleum, Joseph Njoroge, told journalists that under the new regulations, private sector will be given land concessions to explore for geothermal steam.

“The aim is to enable private sector to complement government exploration efforts so as increase amount of geothermal electricity production in the country,” Njoroge said during the Kenya Renewable Energy Conference.