Kenya Electricity Generating Company

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Kenya Electricity Generating Company
Type Ltd.
Industry Electric power
Predecessor(s) Kenya Power Company
Founded October 2, 1998 (1998-10-02)
Headquarters Nairobi, Kenya
Area served Kenya
Key people Edward Njoroge, CEO
Titus Mbathi, Chairman
Revenue US$ 200 million (2007)
Employees 1,600 (2007)
Parent State owned
Not to be confused with the associated Kenya Power and Lighting Company.

Kenya Electricity Generating Company or simply KenGen is a state-owned company, the largest power producing company in Kenya producing about 80% of the electricity consumed in the country.

The company owns fourteen (14) hydropower stations[1] with a combined capacity of 615.3 MW, three thermal power plants[2] of 147 MW, two geothermal power plants[3] of 115 MW and one wind farm[4] of 5.1 MW resulting a total installed capacity of 882.4 MW for KenGen.

The company was founded in 1998 when it was separated from the Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC). The KenGen shares are also listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange since 2006.

List of KenGen Power stations[edit]


  • Kipevu Gas Turbine
  • Kipevu Diesel Plant
  • Nairobi South Gas Turbine




  • Ngong Wind Power Plant

See also[edit]


  1. ^ KenGen hydropower stations
  2. ^ KenGen thermal power stations
  3. ^ KenGen geothermal power stations
  4. ^ KenGen wind farm