KenGen commissions 140 MW PPP Olkaria Geothermal Power Project

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Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has announced the commissioning of Unit 6 of the Olkaria Geothermal Power Project in Nakuru County, Kenya.

Unit 6 adds 83 MW of electricity to the national grid, pushing the share of geothermal energy in Kenya from 37.3% to 42%. 

The Olkaria project involves the development of a 140 MW geothermal power plant under a Build, Own, Operate, Transfer (BOOT) basis of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) scheme. The construction of the plant started in December 2018.

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