- The Kenyan Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has completed drilling of the seventh geothermal well in Ethiopia.
- KenGen is drilling wells at a depth of 3,000 meters under contract for Aluto-Langano geothermal project for state-owned Ethiopia Electric Power (EEP).
“I must commend our teams on the ground for successfully delivering to expectations despite the threats of COVID-19 and security situation in Ethiopia at the time of project implementation,” KenGen CEO Rebecca Miano said in a statement.
Being the leading geothermal operator in Africa with an installed capacity of 861MW, KenGen has diversified to support geothermal development in countries in Rwanda, Djibouti and Ethiopia.
Miano said the Ethiopian and Djibouti ventures are part of KenGen’s ambitious diversification strategy, in which the company seeks to acquire new revenue streams by offering commercial drilling services, geothermal consulting and other related services across Africa.
Author: Bryan Groenendaal