KenGen begins construction of geothermal plant

Kenya launched construction on an 83-MW geothermal power plant, according to state-run KenGen. President Uhuru Kenyatta attended the groundbreaking for the plant at Olkaria.

The plant is being built by Japan’s Marubeni Corp. and is expected to be completed in 2021.

KenGen plans to add 1,745 MW worth of geothermal power by 2025, part of a government push to end power generation using fossil fuels and also to power an industrialization drive aimed at providing jobs for its youthful population.

Source: AE-Africa

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