Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Kenya: 165.4 MW Olkaria V Geothermal Power Plant to be Commissioned in June

KenGen will commission Olkaria V geothermal power plant in June 2019 (AFRIK 21)

Kenya will soon have a new geothermal power plant. It is Olkaria V, located in the Rift Valley in the west of the country. Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), Kenya’s largest energy producer and owner of the project, has announced that the plant will be commissioned by June 2019.

The facility, which produces electricity from steam, will provide 165 MW. Energy that will then be sold to Kenya Power (KPLC), the company that provides the electricity utility. Construction of the geothermal power plant began in January 2017. The project has received support from Japan.

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