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Tanzania: Rural Electrification Boost Farmers' Earnings

 RURAL electrification has proved to be efficient driver in promoting value addition particularly of agricultural products that helped farmers to fetch premium market prices.     Statistics from Rural Energy Agency (REA) shows that there are 16 small hydropower projects operating since 1970's and 13 projects with a total capacity of 28.8 MW which are in various stages of development.     Presenting research paper.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 15th August 2014

Kenya Boosts Wind Power in Its Renewable Energy Mix

 Nairobi — Kenya is set to gain more wind farms as the East African country moves to increase and diversify its clean energy resources. Nairobi-based company Bluesea Energy Ltd has announced it will begin producing 40 megawatts (MW) in the second half of 2015 at its flagship wind power plant in Meru, expanding the renewable energy mix of a country that has previously relied on hydro and geothermal energy. "We are.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 15th August 2014

13 Wind Power Sites Project In Kenya

13 wind power sites will be put up in Kenya through the Wind for Prosperity power project. The sites are meant to benefit mainly the local communities where the wind turbines will be set up in off grid areas.   The project, dubbed Wind for Prosperity, will target establishment of the wind power plants in remote areas in Kenya.   One and three turbines, each with 660 kilowatts will be set up according to Morten Dyrholm, the Vestas.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 15th August 2014

Kenya: KenGen embracing geothermal wellhead plants

 KenGen Assistant Manager Peter Ouma says adoption of geothermal wellhead generators would help reduce the time it takes to generate electricity from geothermal steam wells. Geothermal wellheads are smaller power producing units that generate between 5 and 10 megawatts of electricity. Ouma says the wellheads are affordable and easy to install, and help in early tapping of electricity while waiting for the construction of big geothermal.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 14th August 2014

Kenya adds first 140MW at Olkaria geothermal project

 Local news source informs that Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has added 140MW to the national grid from the 280 MW Olkaria geothermal project. The 140MW is from two units – one of which has already completed reliability test while the other is expected to complete the test by mid August. At the same time, two more units are expected to commence reliability tests in September and October respectively.It is.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 14th August 2014

Energy Investment In Africa Starts To Make Headway

 ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As Washington hosts the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit this week, an ambitious but low-profile energy programme announced by President Barack Obama in June 2013 is set to move back into the spotlight.   Power Africa is a U.S. government-led initiative around two-thirds funded by the private sector that aims to double the number of people with access to power in sub-Saharan Africa by 2018,.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 14th August 2014

Kenya Boosts Wind Power In Its Renewable Energy Mix

 NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Kenya is set to gain more wind farms as the East African country moves to increase and diversify its clean energy resources.     Nairobi-based company Bluesea Energy Ltd has announced it will begin producing 40 megawatts (MW) in the second half of 2015 at its flagship wind power plant in Meru, expanding the renewable energy mix of a country that has previously relied on hydro and.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 14th August 2014

Kenya: Universities Goes Big On Solar Power Use

 Nairobi — "Kenya sits on the Equator making it a country that has the sun the whole year. But it is a paradox because you have less than 2 percent of solar power installations," muses Professor Izael Pereira Da Silva, Director of Energy Research Centre at Strathmore University.     The remaining 98 percent of solar installations, he says, are in countries which are outside the sun-belt. So, where lies the.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 13th August 2014

Tanzania: Tap Energy Potential

 TANZANIA is endowed with a huge 4,000mw-cheap geothermal energy potential and the Vice-President, Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal, has challenged geoscientists in the country and Africa to tap it for the betterment of the people.     The geothermal potential is about three times the existing generation capacity of 1,583mw produced by both Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco) and independent power producers from hydro and thermal.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 13th August 2014

Kenya Plans To Build Wind Energy Program

 The Kenyan government is planning to scale up its wind power programme in the near future, planning to increase their own use of renewable energy as well as attempting to increase interest in wind power investment. A Kenyan governmental delegation has been touring Europe, visiting countries such as Germany and Denmark, facilitated by the World Wide Energy Association (WWEA) and organised by Windforce Management which is aiming.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 12th August 2014

Kenya plans to reduce the cost of electricity by 47 per cent in the next three years

THIKA (Xinhua) -- A Kenyan official said Sunday that the country plans to reduce the cost of electricity by 47 per cent in the next three years amid increased power generation from cheaper sources. Principal Secretary for Energy and Petroleum Joseph Njoroge said the electricity producer, Kenya Power, is implementing a countrywide operation to upgrade the power network ahead of the expected additional generation capacity.   "The.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 11th August 2014

Kenya: Electricity Prices to Drop Through Ongoin Power Project

 Kenyans will benefit from approximately 47 percent reduction in electricity prices in the next three years owing to increased generation from cheaper sources of power, Principal Secretary for Energy and Petroleum, Eng. Joseph Njoroge, has said.  Njoroge said generation projects for the 5,000 MW additional capacity in the medium term are well on course with electricity prices for domestic customers expected to come down from the.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 15th August 2014



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