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  • Can volcanoes power the world? Catch an interview with the BBC World Service Crowdscience program. Professionals from Kenya and Iceland answered questions on plate tectonics and geothermal energy, from listeners in Ghana and Greece. Click Here to listen to the interview.
  • GAK Newsletter: January 2019Click Here

The deadline for internship and attachment applications is on Monday, August 26th, 2019. Visit the link for more information. https://t.co/uRdX42Td8t

@GDCKenya & @KenyaPower have signed a Steam Payment Agreement for the 105MW to be produced by Independent Power Producers (IPPs) at the Menengai Geothermal Project. GDC MD & CEO @JOlenchoe & KPLC Ag. MD & CEO Eng. Jared Othieno signed the Agreement at our Kawi offices yesterday.

Held a fruitful meeting today with Miyata Chiyoko of JICA Kenya. We held discussions on several potential partnership areas that touched on training, conferences / workshops, a geothermal sector investors manual among others - @RocksDoctor

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Currently, Kenya’s total installed capacity stands at 2,807MW. Out of this KenGen has an installed energy capacity of 1,718 MW with leading energy type being hydro (818MW) followed by geothermal at 620MW, thermal at 253.5MW and wind at 25.5MW. #EnergyForTheNation #EnergyChampion

Globally, the country is among the top 10 producers of geothermal energy. With the inclusion of additional capacity from 87MW #OlkariaV unit 1, Kenya has geothermal installed capacity of 777MW. #EnergyForTheNation #EnergyChampion

We welcome our new member @SosianEnergy to the GAK family.
https://t.co/fMJFml48qZ #Geothermal

KenGen is pleased to announce successful synchronization of #OlkariaV unit 1 to the national grid on Friday 26th July.
The unit achieved the design full load of 86.6 MW at 1720 hrs on Saturday 27th which is above the rated capacity of 82.7 MW. #EnergyForTheNation

The applications for direct-use of geothermal energy vary according to temperature. For example, the temperature required for heating a greenhouse is significantly lower than the temperature required for drying harvested crops. https://t.co/p3prfIvRjj

Update on Olkaria V Power Project: Commissioning tests have resumed at Olkaria V Power Plant after the process was suspended briefly following an unfortunate incident that occurred at the construction site.

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  • 11/01/2019: Can volcanoes power the world? Catch the interview with BBC World Service featuring: Geothermal Association of Kenya, University of Nairobi and KenGen. Click Here to listen to the interview.