Thursday, December 8, 2016

Kenya: 2.4 MW Eburru Geothermal Wellhead Plant to Expanded to 25 MW

KenGen reveals plan to upgrade Eburru plant capacity tenfold (Standard Media)

The original modular 2.4 MW geothermal wellhead plant at Eburru.
(Courtesy GDA) 
State-owned power generation company KenGen has announced a multi-billion-shilling project to renovate the Eburru power station and increase its production by tenfold in the next two years. According to the company, plans are under way to increase the current power production from the 2.4 MW plant to 25 MW between 2018 and 2019.

According to Geothermal Resources Development Manager Peketsa Mangi, geo-scientific studies were already under way in Eburru. He said the company would drill more wells in the area so as to reach the targeted power capacity in two years.

The original modular 2.4 MW geothermal wellhead plant was commissioned in 2102. Geothermal Development Associates (GDA) of Reno, Nevada, USA designed the plant and the steamfield, and supplied all of the major equipment. This was a major milestone for KenGen, as it was their first geothermal wellhead power plant in commercial operation.

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