Kenya’s GDC Ecourages Investors to Set Up Industrial Park Next to Geothermal Site for Direct Energy Supply

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GDC is currently piloting five prototypes for the use of geothermal steam for milk pasteurization, heating of greenhouses, aquaculture ponds, laundromats, and the drying of cereals. The goal of these pilot tests is to help in the commercialization of geothermal energy for direct use.

Othieno highlighted that that the GDC has drilled over 50 wells in Menengai and have 170 MW of steam at the wellheads. Plans of generating 105 MWe from this resource is on course, with one Independent Power Producer (IPP) already constructing a 35-MW power plant. The power plant of Sosian Menengai is expected to start commissioning by the 1st quarter of 2023.

KenGen recently commissioned unit 83MW Olkaria 1 geothermal power plant. Read more

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