Thursday, December 1, 2016

Kenya: KenGen Plans to Add More than 600 MW of Geothermal Energy by 2020

Kengen to Invest Sh800 Billion in Green Energy Projects (

Olkaria II flow test 2. by Patrick Walsh. Active flow test during construction of the 4th addition to Ormat's Olkaria III complex in Kenya.  Taken in November 2015. GRC Photo Contest 2016.

The Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) plans to add 721 Megawatts (MW) of electricity from geothermal and wind sources to the national grid in the next five years at a cost of Sh800 billion.

The projects lined up for completion by 2020 comprise:

  • Olkaria V 140 MW, 
  • Olkaria VI 140 MW, 
  • Olkaria VII 140 MW, 
  • Olkaria I Unit 6 70 MW, 
  • Wellheads 25 MW, 
  • Olkaria I Rehabilitation 5.7 MW, 
  • Olkaria I AU & IV topping plant 60 MW.

The Meru Wind Faze I 80 MW, Geothermal Wellheads 50 MW and Ngong III project 10 MW are also at an advanced stage.

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