Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Kenya: GDC Reports Progress in Menengai Geothermal Projects

Geothermal company to generate Sh1.7bn from sale of steam in Menengai (Daily Nation)

Menengai fields are expected to generate at least 105 MW by 2018

The Geothermal Development Company (GDC) projects to generate Sh1.7 billion from sale of steam from its Menengai geothermal fields in Nakuru County.

According to GDC Corporate Communications Manager Ruth Musembi, the field is now ripe for electricity production, after three independent power producers were licensed to build power plants.

Each plant has a capacity to produce 35 megawatts of power. The power plants are expected to be operational in 2017 when the sale of steam is expected to kick off in earnest.