KenGen to start Olkaria 1 Unit 6 geothermal plant this year
KenGen expects the start of its 83.3 MW Olkaria 1 Unit 6 geothermal plant before the year end.
During an investor briefing, Rebecca Miano, CEO of Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) reports that KenGen expects to start commercial production of its 83.3 MW Olkaria 1 Unit 6 geothermal power plant before the end of the year.
With an installed geothermal power generation capacity of 706 MW today, this would not only significantly increase the company’s geothermal production, but also edge Kenya closer to joining the 1 GW geothermal country club.
Today, Kenya has a geothermal power generation capacity of 861 MW. With the addition of the Olkaria 1 Unit 6 it would bring the total capacity to around 944 MW or to the same level as Italy.
KenGen has further geothermal development ongoing. This includes the rehabilitation of Olkaria I and planned joint venture development of an additional 140 MW in geothermal power development.