The President also commissioned 14 geothermal wellhead units producing a total of 75 MW of electricity
|The President at the same time commissioned 14 wellhead units producing a total of 75MW of electricity/PSCU|
President Uhuru Kenyatta Friday broke ground for the construction of the Olkaria V power project which will produce 158 MW of electricity.
The President at the same time commissioned 14 wellhead units producing a total of 75 MW of electricity.
The ‘wellhead unit’ is a unique technology developed by Kenyan engineers to harness geothermal power, which has reduced the duration between the first drilling of a well and installation of a geothermal plant from five years to two years.
President Uhuru Kenyatta said Kenya has one of the largest reserves of geothermal energy and more plants will be constructed to harness the power for the benefit of Kenyans.
“That this form of energy is not subject to the vagaries of the weather, and that it runs at a respectable rate more than 90pc of the time every year, means that we can bring reliable power to every Kenyan home,” said the President.