KenGen is using clean hydro, wind geothermal power
KenGen plays an important role in Kenya’s economy. It produces almost 80 per cent of the electricity consumed in the country. Its history dates back to 1954. It was then that the Kenya Power Company was first registered and was commissioned to construct a transmission line between the city of Nairobi and Tororo in Uganda, as well as to develop geothermal and other generating facilities in the country. From its inception, KPC sold its electricity in bulk at cost to Kenya Power. Today KenGen possesses a workforce of over 2,000 staff distributed across 30 different sites where its power plants are located. The company utilises various sources to generate electricity ranging from hydro, geothermal, thermal to wind. Of these, hydro is the leading source ,with an installed capacity of 766.88MW, which is 65 per cent of the company’s installed capacity.
ERICK KIZITO Nairobi