Kenya Electricity Generating Company
|Predecessors||Kenya Power Company|
|Founded||October 2, 1998|
|Revenue||US$ 200 million (2007)|
- Not to be confused with the associated Kenya Power and Lighting Company.
The company relies on various sources to generate electricity ranging from hydro, geothermal, thermal and wind. Hydro is the leading source, with an installed capacity of 766.88MW, which is 64.9 per cent of the company’s installed capacity.
The company owns fourteen (14) hydropower stations with a combined capacity of 615.3 MW, three thermal power plants of 147 MW, two geothermal power plants of 115 MW and one wind farm of 5.1 MW resulting a total installed capacity of 882.4 MW for KenGen.
With the high costs of production, operation, and maintenance of hydro power plants, KenGen made a deliberate move to shift focus to expansion of Geothermal energy production. This is also inline with the Vision 2030 and Governments plan of increasing production capacity by over 5,000mW by the year 2017 and at the same time bring down cost of power for both domestic and industrial use.
Olkaria area in Naivasha is the most prospective area in Geothermal development according to a geological and geophysical surveys conducted by the United nations Development Program (UNDP). Presently KenGen owns four geothermal power stations, namely: Olkaria I and Olkaria II, Olkaria II unit IV and V, and Olkaria IV.
The power stations are within the great Rift Valley adjacent to the famous Hell’s Gate National Park, and also bordering Lake Naivasha.
KenGen runs a number of programs aimed at promoting and conserving the national park the most prominent one being the annual Wheal burrow race.
To be the market leader in the provision of Reliable, Safe, Quality and Competitively priced electric energy in the Eastern Africa region.
To efficiently generate competitively priced electric energy using state of the art technology, skilled and motivated human resource to ensure financial success. We shall achieve market leadership by undertaking least cost, environmentally friendly, capacity expansion. Consistent with our corporate culture, our core values will be adhered to in all our operations.
- Team Spirit
- Safety Culture
List of KenGen Power stations
- Kipevu Gas Turbine
- Kipevu Diesel Plant
- Nairobi South Gas Turbine
- Gitaru Hydro Power Plant
- Gogo Hydro Power Plant
- Kamburu Hydro Power Plant
- Kiambere Hydro Power Plant
- Kinduruma Hydro Power Plant
- Masinga Hydro Power Plant
- Mesco Hydro Power Plant
- Ndula Hydro Power Plant
- Sagana Hydro Power Plant
- Sondu Miriu Hydro Power Plant
- Sosiani Hydro Power Plant
- Tana Hydro Power Plant
- Turkwel Hydro Power Plant
- Wanjii Hydro Power Plant
- Olkaria I Geothermal Power Plant
- Olkaria II Geothermal Power Plant
- Olkaria IV Geothermal Power Plant
- Ngong Wind Power Plant
- KenGen hydropower stations
- KenGen thermal power stations
- KenGen geothermal power stations
- KenGen wind farm
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