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Nairobi, Tuesday, December 14, 2021: Leading electricity generating company, KenGen has won the New Media Public Relations (PR) Campaign of the Year award for its #EnergyChampion initiative.

This announcement was made over the weekend during the Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK) annual awards Gala Dinner held in Nairobi.

The NSE-listed company outshined seven other leading public and private companies nominated for the category to emerge the overall winner of the award that recognizes the most successful campaign in creation of omni-channel digital content across different digital platforms and devices.

At the same time, the company was also nominated in the Public Sector Campaign of the Year award which showcased KenGen’s Business Diversification Campaign that has seen the company venture into new markets within and outside Kenya as a way of gaining competitive advantage and business strength.

Reacting to the news of the award, KenGen Managing Director and CEO, Rebecca Miano lauded the team through a post on Twitter, saying: “Congratulations team #EnergyChampion for showcasing greatness at the #PRSKAwards2021 to bring home this highly contested accolade. I celebrate you.”

Speaking at the 21st PRSK Awards Gala Ceremony, KenGen’s Acting Communication Manager, Frank David Ochieng’ extoled KenGen’s brand ambassadors and Kenyans in general saying their support was invaluable in telling the energy story since the campaign was launched in 2018.

“As an organisation, we would like to thank the company’s brand ambassadors who have been at the frontline in telling our energy story. Above all, we also thank millions of Kenyans who were part of our energy story, as we seek to keep informing, engaging, and educating our target stakeholders through various digital channels.” said Mr. Ochieng.

Mr. Ochieng added that through the campaign, the company has been able to increase its brand affinity with key stakeholders in the region and across the world.

The PRSK Team also tweeted: “Remember the #EnergyChampion campaign by

KenGen? Well, that campaign earned them the New Media PR Campaign of the Year Award. Massive congratulations to y'all”

According to the campaign, between September 2020 and October 2021, KenGen’s online brand presence increased from 7,916 mentions to 28,280, an increase of 257% in a span of a year.

The campaign #EnergyChampion had an overall reach of 66 million in the period under review up from an average of 36 million impressions in 2019.

The campaign, among other KenGen’s digital communications, are spearheaded by a team of employee brand ambassadors who have volunteered to represent the company on various levels in the digital space.

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About KenGen

Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC - KenGen is the leading electricity generation company in Eastern Africa region with an installed generation capacity market share of more than 60%. The company’s primary business is to provide safe, reliable, and competitively priced electric energy for the country in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner while creating value for its stakeholders.

Today, KenGen PLC has an installed generation capacity of 1,818MW, of which over 86% is drawn from green sources namely: Hydro (826MW), Geothermal (713MW), Thermal (253MW), and Wind (26MW).

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Nairobi, December 16, 2021: The demand for electricity in Kenya continues to grow at an average rate of 4.5% year-on-year driven by high business activity as the country recovers from the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

At the same time, Kenya has scaled up use of renewable sources further boosting the country’s standing in the fight against climate change.

Speaking during the 69th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Kenya Electricity Generating Company – KenGen which was held virtually, Board Chairman, General (Rtd.) Samson Mwathethe said Kenya’s peak demand of electricity had grown to a historic high of 2,036MW in November this year adding that more than 92% of the electricity consumption was from renewables.

“We are glad to note that in the past two years under review, despite experiencing the challenging operating environment owing to restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, we recorded progress as a country,” he said adding, “KenGen is committed to creating more value to our shareholders, our focus is now on accelerating the deployment of additional capacity to boost Kenya’s renewable and clean energy reserves.”

The Chairman added, “Our capacity addition program is well aligned to the Government’s Big 4 Agenda and the country’s Kenya Vision 2030’s industrialization goals and medium-term development plans. This is critical in ensuring that we support the Government’s plan towards provision of universal access to electricity to all in Kenya.”

General (Rtd.) Mwathethe said that the company was preparing to add another 83MW to the national grid in the first quarter of 2022 once the Olkaria I, Unit 6 geothermal power plant is commissioned.

He said the company was pleased to have delivered positive results amidst the challenging times.

Speaking during the AGM, Managing Director and CEO, Rebecca Miano said, “KenGen will continue implementing its Corporate Strategy to ensure sustainable electricity supply in the country, while leveraging on innovation and partnerships for business growth and diversification.”

During the AGM, shareholders approved a recommendation by the KenGen Board to pay about 200,000 shareholders a total of Ksh.1.98 billion in dividends for the year ended June 30, 2021.

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About KenGen

Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC - KenGen is the leading electricity generation company in Eastern Africa region with an installed generation capacity market share of more than 60%. The company’s primary business is to provide safe, reliable, and competitively priced electric energy for the country in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner while creating value for its stakeholders.

Today, KenGen PLC has an installed generation capacity of 1,818MW, of which over 86% is drawn from green sources namely: Hydro (826MW), Geothermal (713MW), Thermal (253MW), and Wind (26MW).

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Nairobi, Thursday, 25th November 2021: The demand for electricity in Kenya hit a new record this week rising to a peak of 2,036MW, the highest ever recorded in history, marking a significant resurgence in demand since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.

At the same time, the country recorded a new energy gross demand peak of 36,381MWh mostly drawn from renewable energy sources as the economy responds positively to the lifting of some of the COVID-19 related restrictions.

National energy generator, Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), contributed to the largest jump in renewable energy share with the company scaling up production in its geothermal, hydro and wind power stations to meet the growing demand.

According to a report by the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA), the total amount of electricity generated by KenGen through its hydro power stations exceeded the period’s projections by 581MWh, denoting a 5.56% increase. KenGen’s total installed hydro capacity currently stands at 826 MW.

KenGen’s Gitaru, Kindaruma, Kamburu, and Kiambere Power Stations were among the hydro power stations that surpassed the projected power generation output. The stations are part of the Seven Forks cascade which forms a crucial component of KenGen’s power generation infrastructure and about 29% of Kenya’s total installed capacity

Commenting on the report, KenGen Managing Director and CEO, Rebecca Miano said the NSE-listed firm was committed to delivering on its energy generation mandate to meet the country’s growing demand for electricity through renewable energy sources.

“KenGen is committed to ensuring steady and reliable supply of competitively priced energy to support Kenya’s economy. The company is doing this by accelerating deployment of renewable energy sources such as hydro, geothermal, wind and solar.” said Miano.

The KenGen CEO has reiterated the company’s commitment to support the Government of Kenya’s ambition to achieve 100% utilization of renewable energy by the year 2030 as a way of fighting climate change.

“Our future project pipeline is mostly green which includes geothermal, wind, hydro, and solar. The projects will be implemented in phases with the first, 83MW Olkaria I unit 6 expected to be commissioned by end of this year,” she said.

Early this year, KenGen joined United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Business Ambition for 1.5°C Campaign, saying it is banking its future on green, affordable and accessible energy, including geothermal, hydro, wind, and solar.

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About KenGen

Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC - KenGen is the leading electricity generation company in Eastern Africa region with an installed generation capacity market share of more than 60%. The company’s primary business is to provide safe, reliable, and competitively priced electric energy for the country in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner while creating value for its stakeholders.

Today, KenGen PLC has an installed generation capacity of 1,818MW, of which over 86% is drawn from green sources namely: Hydro (826MW), Geothermal (713MW), Thermal (253MW), and Wind (26MW).

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NAIROBI, Thursday November 25, 2021: Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) PLC has commenced drilling of the first of three geothermal wells in Djibouti setting in motion a Ksh.0.7 billion contract signed in February this year.

The drilling of the first well is expected to take about two months to complete as KenGen seeks to export the expertise and experience earned in Olkaria, Naivasha where the company has successfully drilled about 320 geothermal wells.

While making the announcement, KenGen Managing Director and CEO, Rebecca Miano said, “This is a historic moment for us and we are confident that our team on site will deliver the project within the contracted time and on budget despite the prevailing circumstances brought about by COVID-19 and security situation in the neighbouring Ethiopia.”

The CEO said KenGen had assigned a highly specialised multiskilled team to the project in the Horn of Africa country comprised of mechanical Engineers, drilling Engineers, project managers, drillers, cementing technicians and specialized welders among other key professionals in the geothermal development value chain.

With the drilling rig set up, KenGen is set to commence drilling of three geothermal wells for Djibouti Office of Geothermal Energy Development (ODDEG) over the next few months.

ODDEG Project Manager, Abdirasak Omar Moumin exuded confidence that KenGen would deliver the project as planned, adding that the Djiboutian team was looking forward to acquiring new knowledge from the Kenyan NSE-listed firm.

“We are happy with KenGen and learning a lot from the team on the ground. They have a long history and expertise in geothermal which makes them the best partners in implementing our geothermal dream,” said Mr. Moumin.

The Djiboutian venture is part of KenGen’s ambitious diversification strategy, in which the company is seeking to acquire new revenue streams by offering commercial drilling services, geothermal consulting and other related services across Africa.

This is the third mega geothermal drilling contract that KenGen is implementing in Africa. In October 2019, the company secured a Ksh.5.8 billion contract to drill 12 geothermal wells in Ethiopia. The contract with Ethiopia’s independent power producer Tulu Moye Geothermal Operations (TMGO) PLC includes installing a water supply system and equipment.

In February 2019, KenGen won a contract to drill geothermal wells for the Ethiopian Electric Company (EEP) in Aluto-Langano, Ethiopia. The contract is for the implementation of drilling rigs and accessories as well as rig operation and maintenance for drilling geothermal wells. It is financed by the World Bank through a loan to the Ethiopian Government.

Last week, KenGen announced that it had completed drilling the deepest geothermal well in the Aluto-Langano project reaching a depth of 3,000 meters, surpassing a target of 2,750 meters.

“We are happy to see our teams deliver the same level of success in the Horn of Africa as we do back home in Olkaria where we have also drilled several geothermal wells to depths of 3,000 meters,” said KenGen Ag. Geothermal Development Director, Peketsa Mangi.

Kenya is Africa’s number one geothermal energy producer and among top 10 in the world with an installed capacity of 863MW with KenGen contributing about 713MW. The country has an estimated potential of 10,000MW along the Rift Valley.

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About KenGen

Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC - KenGen is the leading electricity generation company in Eastern Africa region with an installed generation capacity market share of more than 60%. The company’s primary business is to provide safe, reliable, and competitively priced electric energy for the country in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner while creating value for its stakeholders.

Today, KenGen PLC has an installed generation capacity of 1,818MW, of which over 86% is drawn from green sources namely: Hydro (826MW), Geothermal (713MW), Thermal (253MW), and Wind (26MW).

For media queries please contact:

Frank D. Ochieng, Tel:0721816896

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Nairobi, November 11, 2021: Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) has completed drilling the deepest geothermal well in Ethiopia reaching a depth of 3,000 meters, surpassing a target of 2,750 meters.

This marks the second of eight geothermal wells KenGen has been contracted to drill for the state-owned electricity producer, Ethiopia Electric Power Company which was delivered successfully amid COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are happy to see our teams deliver the same level of success in the Horn of Africa as we do back home in Olkaria where we have also drilled several geothermal wells to depths of 3,000 meters,” said Ag. Geothermal Development Director, Peketsa Mangi.

The KenGen team is optimistic that the project which is part of the company’s diversification strategy once completed will help catalyze economic development in the horn of Africa through provision of renewable energy while at the same time increasing access to electricity.

According to KenGen’s Finance and ICT Director, Dr. John Mudany, the NSE-listed firm has seen a significant growth in its revenues attributed to income from the projects in Ethiopia.

“Our revenue increased by 4% from Ksh.44 billion to about Ksh.46 billion in 2021 partly attributed to revenues from our diversification venture at Tulu Moye in Ethiopia,” said Dr. Mudany adding, “the ongoing geothermal drilling services in Tulu Moye contributed about Ksh.1.7 billion compared to only Ksh.440 million in the last financial year.”

In February 2019, KenGen won a contract to offer geothermal drilling services for EEP in the Aluto-Langano geothermal fields in Ethiopia.

At the same time, also in the Horn of Africa, under a contract signed in October 2019, KenGen has completed drilling two geothermal wells for Tulu Moye Geothermal Operations PLC (TMGO) in Ethiopia and is currently drilling the third well.

These two projects are hinged on the Company’s diversification strategy which has led to the organization’s expansion in the Horn of Africa. Besides Ethiopia, KenGen has also secured a Ksh.709 million project to offer commercial drilling services in Djibouti.

In February this year, the company signed a contract with Office Djiboutien De Development De lenergie Geothermique (Djiboutian Office of Geothermal Energy Development) (ODDEG). KenGen is also prospecting for similar partnerships locally and other countries in the region.

Th Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has declared a six-month state of emergency in the Horn of African country but the situation on the ground is calm and KenGen hopes normalcy will resume soon.

“We are assessing the full extent of this latest security situation and working with both the Kenyan and Ethiopian Foreign Affairs and Security authorities for purposes of monitoring the situation to ensure the continual safety of our people,” said Dr. Mudany.

KenGen is optimistic that the unfolding situation will be resolved speedily through peaceful means.

Note to Editor:

About KenGen

Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC - KenGen is the leading electricity generation company in Eastern Africa region with an installed generation capacity market share of more than 60%. The company’s primary business is to provide safe, reliable, and competitively priced electric energy for the country in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner while creating value for its stakeholders.

Today, KenGen PLC has an installed generation capacity of 1,818MW, of which over 86% is drawn from green sources namely: Hydro (826MW), Geothermal (713MW), Thermal (253MW), and Wind (26MW).

For media queries please contact:

Frank D. Ochieng, Tel:0721816896

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Nairobi, Monday, November 1, 2021: Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) Managing Director and CEO, Mrs. Rebecca Miano, will join global leaders to discuss climate action at the the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Acting on an invitation from the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, the KenGen CEO is scheduled to participate in a panel discussion on the second day of the COP26 under the theme Accelerating Clean Technology Innovation and Deployment.

Mrs Miano, who is heading East Africa’s leading electric power producer and a Board Member of the Global Compact Network Kenya (GCNK), will participate in the high -level event as part of the World Leaders’ Summit, which will kick off the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties.

Other key dignitaries in attendance include Head of States and Government that include President Uhuru Kenyatta, United of States President Joe Bidden, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson among other Presidents and world leaders, in addition to Microsoft Billionaire Philanthropist Bill Gates.

The COP26 event, which will run from 31st October to 12th November 2021, brings parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

“As a company, we have made deliberate effort to focus on renewable energy in the fight against climate change. Therefore we have prioritized the Climate Action agenda to support the Kenya Government’s ambition to achieve 100% renewable energy utilization,” said Mrs. Miano.

She added that KenGen has further committed to the Caring for Climate Working Group of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) with a view of refocusing its business towards sustainability.

She said: “To actualize the Caring for Climate commitments, KenGen has demonstrated this commitment by joining the Business Ambition for 1.5°C Campaign of the United Nations Global Compact”

The company is expected to deliver 366MW of renewable energy comprising of Solar (42MW), Wind (11 MW) and Geothermal Power (313MW) for the period of 2021 to 2024.

During the event, Heads of State and other business leaders will showcase how the world will work together to accelerate solutions, keep 1.5 degrees in reach and ensure solutions are accessible and affordable for all.

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Note to Editor:

About KenGen

Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC - KenGen is the leading electricity generation company in Eastern Africa region with an installed generation capacity market share of more than 60%. The company’s primary business is to provide safe, reliable, and competitively priced electric energy for the country in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner while creating value for its stakeholders.

Today, KenGen PLC has an installed generation capacity of 1,818MW, of which over 86% is drawn from green sources namely: Hydro (826MW), Geothermal (713MW), Thermal (253MW), and Wind (26MW).

For media queries please contact:

Frank D. Ochieng, Tel:0721816896

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