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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
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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. 

Monday, December 14, 2015 - 09:15

Olkaria OW-721 is one of the five biggest geothermal wells in the world


Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has successfully drilled one of the biggest geothermal wells in the world, boosting Kenya’s quest to triple her power generation capacity to 5,000 megawatts.


Monday, December 14, 2015 - 09:15

The new man at the helm of Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), Albert Mugo, has said that his core focus will be on capacity expansion and further diversifying the company’s power generation mix into geothermal and coal sources.  

Speaking at his maiden press conference as Managing Director and CEO of Kenya’s largest power producer, Mugo pledged to fast-track various key projects the company is presently undertaking including two geothermal plants with a capacity of 280MW expected to come on-stream by mid this year.

Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 08:15

 Kenya Electricity Generating Company KenGen has today signed a steam field development contract with Synopec International of China worth Ksh 11.6 billion, after the latter emerged the winner in an international competitive bidding process. This project is jointly funded by KFW and the WorldBank, which were both available at the signing ceremony.