EU Funds Geothermal Plant Refurbishment in Kenya

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  • The European Union (EU) has granted Kenya USD 46.6 million (KES 6 billion) to refurbish Olkaria I and IV power plants in Naivasha. Kengen wants to increase output by 40MW from the two geothermal plants.  

“We have received KES 6 billion from the European Union  (EU) towards rehabilitating the Olkaria 1 and 4 power plants which will see the country get an extra 40MW,” said Energy Cabinet Secretary, Davis Chirchir earlier this week in a press briefing.

In Kenya, renewable energy currently accounts for 73% of all installed power generation capacity and 90% of the electricity used in country is from clean sources. The country is striving for a zero carbon emissions electricity by 2030. Read more 

Kenya leads Africa in geothermal power capacity and technology. They currently generates 944 MW from geothermal technology.

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