KenGen to add 1,745 megawatts of electricity by 2025

KenGen plans to add 1,745 megawatts of electricity from geothermal sources by 2025, part of a government push to end power generation from fossil fuels.

“You are aware that going forward, the government policy which all generators including KenGen and including independent power producers, is to eliminate generation from fossil fuels,” Moses Wekesa, Business Development Director, said during a visit to KenGen’s geothermal plants last week.

Kenya has an installed generating capacity of 2,370 MW and peak demand of about 1,770 MW.

Of this, Kenya Electricity Generating Company which is 70 per cent owned by the government, has an installed capacity of 1,631 MW, with 533 MW from geothermal.