Kenya is a leader in Geothermal technology in Africa why?

Kenya is a leader in Geothermal technology in Africa why?


Geothermal power is very cost-effective in the Great Rift Valley of KenyaEast Africa. As of 2019, Kenya has 690 MW of installed geothermal capacity.[1][2] Kenya was the first African country to build geothermal energy sources. The Kenya Electricity Generating Company, which is 74% state-owned, has built three plants to exploit the Olkaria geothermal resource, Olkaria I (185 MW), Olkaria II (105 MW) and Olkaria IV (140 MW), Olkaria V (160 MW),[3] 75 MW Wellhead generation plants, with a third private plant Olkaria III (139 MW). Additionally, a pilot wellhead plant of 2.5 MW has been commissioned at Eburru and two small scale plants have been built by the Oserian Development Company to power their rose farm facilities with a total of 4 MW.


Get more details on the links below;

 “Djibouti borrows a green leaf from Kenya, taps geothermal energy”Energy Siren. 15 February 2019. Retrieved 22 March 2019.

^ “All you need to know about Kenya’s geothermal power plants”Energy Siren. 17 December 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2019.

^ M, Dominic (24 October 2019). “Unit II of Olkaria V geothermal power plant in Kenya fully operational”Construction Review Online.

^ “Archived copy” (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-06-13. Retrieved 2013-08-04.

^ “INSIDE STORY: Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) to accelerate geothermal power: Lessons from Kenya – Climate and Development Knowledge Network”.

^ Government of Kenya (2007) Kenya Vision 2030: The popular version. Nairobi: Government of the Republic of Kenya (