Kenya unveils plan to add 3,000 MW of renewable energy to national power grid

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), a state-owned utility, has announced plans to add 3,000 MW of renewable energy to the national power grid in the next 10 years.

The majority of the projects will be from geothermal and hydropower sources to stabilise the country’s energy sources, thereby diversifying away from expensive thermal sources. Further, KenGen, which has an installed generation capacity of 1,904 MW, would be looking to tap into the vast potential of geothermal energy in the Rift Valley region, which is estimated to be about 10,000 MW of clean and renewable energy.