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Kenya Geothermal Power.

Olkaria III - Naivasha Operational

Olkaria III is a 48 mega-watt (MW) geothermal power plant located in Naivasha, Kenya and the deal is the first privately funded and developed geothermal project in Africa. Geothermal projects avoid the need to import fossil fuels and instead utilise a locally available resource which will improve Kenya’s power supply. Kenya’s power sector is highly dependent on hydrological conditions as the bulk of the generation capacity (677 of 1,198 MW) lies with hydro power.



(Picture to show Ormat's 48 MW Olkaria III Geothermal Power Plant at Naivasha, Kenya )

The project contributes very positively to the targets of international climate change policies with the generation of renewable energy and is expected to qualify for the provision of carbon credits within the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto-Protocol.

“This initiative means that the cost of power to the end user will be less than that generated from fuel oil or other alternative energy sources. This in effect will assist in holding down the cost of electricity to consumers as well as for the industry,” Tony Lea, Chairman of the EAIF comments.
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Published: Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Aggreko Wins 60 MW Plant Contract for Western Region


Aggreko, the UK emergency power producer, has won the contract to set up a 60 megawatt plant in Western Kenya that could alleviate the plight of industries subjected to power rationing. Aggreko is expected to set up generators by the end of October at Muhoroni area. "They submitted $16.22 per kilowatt hour per month, compared to $21/kwh quoted by the second lowest bidder," said Energy permanent secretary Patrick Nyoike.

He said the company, that has been in Kenya since the year 2000 when the first emergency generators were deployed, would also lower the capacity charge of $21 per kilowatt hour on the old contract signed in 2006 for which 60 megawatts are presently being generated.

KenGen is expected to commission two gas turbines with a capacity of 60 megawatts that were being relocated from Mombasa at Nairobi's Embakasi area. KenGen managing director Eddie Njoroge said the company was generating 8.2 million units pf electricity per day, down from 12 million during peak production because of the drought that has occassioned the rationing.
"The dams are currently six meters below the spilling level of 1056.5 meters. We will stop generating when the dams drop to the minimum level at 1037," said Mr Nyoike.

Supply could however be boosted with the expected resumption of the Turkwell plant with a capacity of 53 megawatts from routine maintenance in three weeks. Besides the planned repairs at Turkwell, Kipevu I, Olkaria 1, IberAfrica, Orpower IV's Olkaria plant and Mumias are producing below normal levels because of repairs.

That has seen thermal plants step up production with Aggreko's load factor now between 73 megawatts and 83 megawatts compared to between 50 megawatts and 64 megawatts in the first week of June.

"Thermal IPPs now contribute 32.5 per cent of total available capacity," said Kenya Power managing director Joseph Njoroge. Oil marketers with bulk supply contracts with the generators say they have raised complimentary imports of diesel and fuel oil while others are angling for fresh supply contracts.
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Baringo to generate 800mw of power

Drilling for geothermal power in Baringo county will start in March, with the first phase expected to produce 800 megawatts by 2018. In addition, the Geothermal Development Company (GDC) will facilitate irrigation of 57,000 acres of land to end prolonged food shortage in the area.
Newly-appointed GDC chairman Simon Gicharu, while speaking in Baringo during a courtesy call by Baringo Governor Benjamin Cheboi, said geothermal power will aid realisation of Vision 2030. “The country has a potential to produce 10,000 megawatts of geothermal power, which will reduce energy costs hence facilitating industrialisation and job employment,” Gicharu said.
He said Baringo has potential of producing 3,000 megawatts of geothermal power and creating 1.5 million jobs, which calls for the county leadership’s support. Cheboi commended GDC for the project, saying it will be a turning point for the semi-arid region, especially on irrigation.
He said persistent water shortage has been the cause of conflict as communities fight for limited resources and grazing fields. “I am elated that we as a county will be able to produce water that will facilitate irrigation of 57,000 acres to end the perennial food deficit,”the governor said.
Projects initiated by the government are opening up the northern part of the country such as Turkana, Mandera and Wajir – and will facilitate eradication of poverty and diversify development, he added, calling on Baringo residents to own the project

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Baringo to generate 800mw of power

Drilling for geothermal power in Baringo county will start in March, with the first phase expected to produce 800 megawatts by 2018. In addition, the Geothermal Development Company (GDC) will facilitate irrigation of 57,000 acres of land to end prolonged food shortage in the area.
Newly-appointed GDC chairman Simon Gicharu, while speaking in Baringo during a courtesy call by Baringo Governor Benjamin Cheboi, said geothermal power will aid realisation of Vision 2030. “The country has a potential to produce 10,000 megawatts of geothermal power, which will reduce energy costs hence facilitating industrialisation and job employment,” Gicharu said.
He said Baringo has potential of producing 3,000 megawatts of geothermal power and creating 1.5 million jobs, which calls for the county leadership’s support. Cheboi commended GDC for the project, saying it will be a turning point for the semi-arid region, especially on irrigation.
He said persistent water shortage has been the cause of conflict as communities fight for limited resources and grazing fields. “I am elated that we as a county will be able to produce water that will facilitate irrigation of 57,000 acres to end the perennial food deficit,”the governor said.
Projects initiated by the government are opening up the northern part of the country such as Turkana, Mandera and Wajir – and will facilitate eradication of poverty and diversify development, he added, calling on Baringo residents to own the project

http://www.thepeople.co.ke/49735/baringo-generate-800-mw-power/
Potential to produce 10K Mw. This is a very good project. Path to vision 2030 will demand new power sources. Power rationing and blackouts need to be eradicated like jana.
 
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