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Ethiopia: Kengen Completes First Drilling At Tulu Moye Geothermal Site

Work is progressing on the Tulu Moye geothermal site in Ethiopia. Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), the company carrying out the field work, has just completed the 1st geothermal drilling at the site in the Oromia region of southwest Ethiopia. The Nairobi, Kenya-based energy company has now started drilling the 2nd geothermal well. Under the US$ 52 million contract, KenGen will drill a total of 8 wells in the Ethiopian Rift.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 19th April 2021

Kenya: AU and Wellington Agree To Develop Geothermal Energy

Kenya is the most advanced country in the Eastern Africa in terms of exploiting its geothermal resources. Nairobi wants to grow its installed electricity capacity and diversify the use of geothermal heat. This is the main rationale behind the partnership which was recently signed between the state-owned Geothermal Development Company, the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the African Union Commission. Through the new.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 14th May 2021

Kengen Announces 9% Profit Increase nn Year Ended 31 December 2020

Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) has announced a 9 per cent profit increase in its half-yearly unaudited financial results for the period ended 31 December 2020. The company's profit before tax grew from Ksh 6.2 billion ($55 million) to Ksh 6.8 billion ($64 million), states a company statement. KenGen co. states that revenue from geothermal operations continued to show a growth trajectory, recording a growth of 14 per.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 13th May 2021

Spudding-In Marks Progress for Tanzania’s Geothermal Aspirations

The principal research and innovation engineer at Tanzania Geothermal Development Company, Eng. Chagaka Kalimbia announced on LinkedIn the successful spudding-in of the 1st geothermal well in Tanzania. The well Kiejo-Mbaka KMB-01 was spud-in on 22 March 2021 at around 11:09 am EAT stated Eng. Kalimbia, the project lead. The planned works on the project currently consist of drilling 3 shallow wells each to a maximum measured depth of.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 26th March 2021

TGDC plans to produce 200MWe of geothermal energy by 2025

The Tanzania Geothermal Development Company (TGDC), a subsidiary of the state-owned Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco), plans to produce 200MWe of geothermal energy by 2025. According to TGDC’s managing director Kato Kabaka, the company is planning to enter into an agreement with a local company to carry out shallow well drilling tests for research purposes on our Kiejo-Mbaka project in Busokelo council, Rungwe district, Mbeya.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 25th March 2021

Kengen Wins Contract to Drill Three Geothermal Wells in Djibouti

The company has signed a USD 6 million contract with Office Djiboutien De Development De l’energie Geothermique (Djiboutian Office of Geothermal Energy Development). The ceremony, in Galla Le Koma, Djibouti, was attended by Kenya's Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter and KenGen CEO & Managing Director Rebecca Miano. Speaking during the event, Charles Keter pointed out African nations, shared the common aspiration of delivering.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 13th May 2021

Tanzania: Wonders of $32m Songwe Project

Songwe Region has started Knocking into its abundant economic potentials with the on-going implementation of the Songwe Geothermal Power and Direct Use Project. The USD 32-million geothermal power project at Majimoto Village in Mbozi District is expected to generate between 5MW and 38MW when completed in the year 2023. Before the power generation starts in the year 2023, the Tanzania Geothermal Development Corporation has introduced.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 10th March 2021

KENYA: Biotherm Connects Its 100 MW Kipeto Wind Farm to the Kenya Power Corporation Grid

Independent Power Producer (IPP) BioTherm Energy is connecting its Kipeto wind farm to the grid of the state owned Kenya Power Corporation (KPLC). The 100 MW facility will be brought into commercial operation in the upcoming months. The Kipeto wind farm is entering its test phase. After 2 years of work, the installation has just been connected to the Kenyan national electricity network. This operation will be followed by many tests, as well.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 8th February 2021

KENYA: Clir Renewables to Optimise Production at Lake Turkana Wind Farm

Clir Renewables, a provider of software solutions for clean energy generation facilities, signs an agreement with Lake Turkana Wind Power. The purpose of this partnership is to improve the operation of the 310.25 MW Lake Turkana wind farm. Optimising the production of the Lake Turkana wind farm. This is the purpose of the partnership that now links its owner Lake Turkana Wind Power and Clir Renewables. This technology solutions provider.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 8th February 2021

ELSEWEDY ELECTRIC All Set to Explore Africa at 6TH POWER & ENERGY 2021 from 24th to 26th March

"ELSEWEDY ELECTRIC" has signed up as Gold sponsor at the most awaited event in Tanzania "6th POWER & ENERGY", in order to explore and expand its magnificent foot holes in Africa market. "ELSEWEDY ELECTRIC" is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company engaged in Designing, Manufacturing & Testing of excellent quality Transformers since Year 1983.The Company breeds a spirit of technical innovation and specializes in designing and.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 8th February 2021

Tanzania: Tanesco to Buy 19.16 MW of Green Electricity From Six IPPs

The state owned Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) is signing power purchase agreements with 6 independent power producers that are developing several renewable energy projects in Tanzania. TANESCO agreed to purchase 19.16 MW of electricity, under the supervision of the Energy and Water Regulatory Authority (EWURA) of Tanzania. Among the selected 6 independent power producers is Nishati Lutheran Investment, which is implementing a.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 13th January 2021

Electricity Demand in Kenya Boosting Up to Levels Higher Than Pre-Pandemic Times

Kenya’s electricity demand has increased to 1,944 MW compared to 1,804 MW attained in February 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Kenya Electricity Generating Company. We reported earlier this year, that there was a drop in demand in the month of April, and it was confirmed there was an actual drop in demand between April and June of this year, due to the pandemic measures taken by the Kenya government, said Rebecca Miano,.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 30th December 2020



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