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Construction for Olkaria V project to start this month in Kenya

Olkaria I Units 4 & 5 Geothermal Plant (source: KenGen)
Alexander Richter 6 Mar 2017

KenGen announces that construction for the Olkaria V geothermal power plant will start at the end of March 2017 with an expected start of operation in 2019.

Reported today, Kenya’s KenGen is planning to launch construction Kenya plans to begin construction of a 158 MW geothermal power plant at the end of March, according to Managing Director Albert Mugo.

He made the statement at an investors briefing in Nairobi today, saying that Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has “already secured funding and we expect construction works to be completed by mid 2019,”

Earlier plans talk about 2×70 MW, while the statement now talks about 2×79 MW.

KenGen has also received funding from the European Investment Bank and the German Development Bank to construct another 70 MW geothermal power plant which should be connected to the national grid in 2019.

The power producer plans to add 743 MW of electricity by the year 2022 out of which 653 MW will comprise of geothermal power while 90 MW will consist of wind power.

 

Source: Xinhua Net