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Friday, February 17, 2017 - 14:30

KenGen commissions Sh 1.6M earth dam to alleviate water shortage
Mbeere, Wednesday February 15, 2017…
KenGen, today commissioned Ngurunga dam to alleviate water shortage currently faced by 500 local residents and thousands of livestock in Mbeere area of Embu County.

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 10:00

Kenya’s renewable energy development has received a major boost after the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the French Development Agency (AFD) underpinning funding of up to Ksh6.9 billion (60 million Euros) by the French Government for the development of the 80 MW Meru wind project.

Monday, December 14, 2015 - 09:45

December 1 30 2015… Kenya's main power producer, KenGen, has enhanced output from hydro with the current heavy rains filling up the country’s major generating dams at the Seven Forks in Eastern Kenya.
Energy planners say all the dams in the cascade have attained their spilling levels while the main Masinga Dam is still two metres to spilling at 1054.32 meters above sea level (masl). 

Monday, December 14, 2015 - 09:45

KenGen NEWS RELEASE
KENGEN WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS

Monday, December 14, 2015 - 09:30

KenGen Drilling Programme Records Unique Success 
June 25 : KenGen has recorded significant steam finds in Olkaria, putting the company in a prime position to begin the next phase of capacity enhancement projects which are largely based on geothermal energy.

Monday, December 14, 2015 - 09:30

KenGen strikes 33MW from New geothermal wells in Olkaria 

Olkaria Wells OW-923 Trio is among the biggest geothermal wells in the area

June 05 2015… The Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has successfully drilled another set of big geothermal wells in this country, further boosting Kenya’s quest to be self sufficient in electricity.

Three wells located within one pad with a total capacity of 33 megawatts, form one of Africa’s biggest well-pad which is located in the geothermal-rich Olkaria area.

Monday, December 14, 2015 - 09:30

Hydro Generation to Go Up as Dams Fill Up

May 25 2015…Generation from the cheaper hydro sources is set to go up in the coming weeks following significant rise in water levels at the main power dams.

The dams at the main generating dams at the seven forks hydro-electric power and at the Turkwel power dam have been rising in recent weeks while inflows at the Sondu and Sangoro stations are good, according to energy planners at the public power generating company, KenGen.

Monday, December 14, 2015 - 09:30

The Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) was voted Africa’s 2014/2015 Energy Company in a survey featuring major utilities across the continent. Additionally, the 280MW - its flagship project and the world’s single largest geothermal project -has been voted as this year’s clean energy project. 
The company was feted at this year’s Africa Utilities’ Awards event bringing together experts to showcase renewable projects that are solving Africa’s energy challenges. The award ceremony was held in Cape Town, South Africa.

Monday, December 14, 2015 - 09:15

 

KenGen Enhances Hydro Generation Following Heavy El NIno Rains
 
Press Release

KenGen Enhances Hydro Generation Following Heavy El Nino Rains

Monday, December 14, 2015 - 09:15

December 10, 2014….Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has finally connected to the national grid the entire 280 MW of Olkaria geothermal power, a move that is expected to further lower the cost of electricity in the country. 
Last week, Olkaria 1 additional Unit 5, the last phase of the single largest geothermal project in Africa, begun reliability tests and is now adding 72 MW to the national grid. The tests will be completed at the end of this month. 

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