Thursday, April 27, 2017

Kenya: US Grant to Fund Study Into Increasing Geothermal Energy Efficiency and Power Production at Olkaria

USTDA Supports U.S. and Kenyan Business Partnerships in Power Sector (News Release)

Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency signed two grants that leverage U.S. technology solutions and investment to increase access to affordable, reliable electricity in Kenya.

USTDA signed a $500,000 grant with the Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen) for a study assessing the use of U.S. technology solutions to increase energy efficiency and power production. Nevada-based energy equipment manufacturer, Langson Energy, Inc., is conducting the study in partnership with KenGen.

KenGen’s cash will see it deploy equipment in Olkaria power plants on a pilot basis to tap more electricity from geothermal wells.

“The equipment will enable us tap the total flow of geothermal energy since it uses both steam and the liquid from wells,” said KenGen managing director Albert Mugo.