Kenya Electricity Generating Company

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Kenya Electricity Generating Company - KenGen
Type Ltd.
Industry Electric power
Predecessors Kenya Power Company
Founded October 2, 1998 (1998-10-02)
Headquarters Nairobi, Kenya
Area served Kenya
Key people
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.

Corporate Vision[edit]

To be the market leader in the provision of Reliable, Safe, Quality and Competitively priced electric energy in the Eastern Africa region.

Corporate Mission[edit]

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.

Core Values[edit]

  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Team Spirit
  • Safety Culture

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