Geothermal power in Kenya

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Workers at Olkaria Geothermal Power Plant

Geothermal power is very cost-effective in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya, East Africa. Kenya was the first African country to build geothermal energy sources. Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has built two plants to exploit the Olkaria geothermal resource, Olkaria I (45 MW) and Olkaria II (65 MW), with a third private plant Olkaria III (48 MW). Kenya currently has 200MW of installed geothermal capacity.



By 2030 Kenya aims to have 5,530MW of geothermal power or 26% of total capacity.[2] This will make Kenya's largest source of electricity clean energy by 2030.

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