Monday, March 6, 2017

Kenya: Construction of Olkaria V Geothermal Plant to Start This Month

Kenya set to begin construction of 158 MW geothermal power plant (Xinhua)

Kenya plans to begin construction of a 158 MW geothermal power plant at the end of March, officials said on Monday.

State-owned Kenya Electricity Generating (KenGen) Managing director Albert Mugo told an investors briefing in Nairobi that procurement of the contractor for the Olkaria V project was concluded last month.

"We have already secured funding and we expect construction works to be completed by mid 2019," Mugo said. The geothermal power plant consist of two plants each producing 79 MW.