KenGen expects to start commercial production on its 83.3 MW Olkaria 1 Unit 6 Geothermal power plant before the end of 2021.
This disclosure was made during a recent investor briefing held by Rebecca Miano, CEO of Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen).
With an installed geothermal power generation capacity of 706 MW today, this would significantly increase the company’s geothermal production and 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.
The power generator has several ongoing geothermal power projects. These include rehabilitation of Olkaria I and planned joint venture development of an additional 140 MW in geothermal power development.