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KenGen announces 86.6 MW of Olkaria V Unit 1 geothermal plant to be online

Screenshot of Control Panel - Unit 1 of Olkaria V geothermal plant, Kenya (source: KenGen)
Alexander Richter 29 Jul 2019

KenGen brings the first unit of its 173 MW Olkaria V geothermal power plant online, adding 86.6 MW of geothermal power generation to the grid in Kenya. The second unit of the same size is to come online soon as well.

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has announced that it has synchronized the first unit of its new Olkaria V geothermal power plant at Olkaria, Kenya to the grid.

With a rated capacity of 82.7 MW, the plant achieved the “design full load of 86.6 MW on July 27, 2019.”, so KenGen.

The second unit with the same capacity is expected to be synchronized soon  as well.

With the addition of the full Olkaria V plant, Kenya will increase its geothermal power generation capacity to 849 MW coming near to overtaking Italy with 944 MW of installed geothermal power generation capacity.

With unit 1 now online, Kenya’s total installed capacity is 726.6 MW and the global geothermal power generation capacity is 14,900 MW.

Congratulations are in order to KenGen and Kenya.

Source: il Friuli