GDC starts drilling wells in Baringo to tap geothermal power
Happy new year to all our colleagues, partners and friends of the Geothermal Sector in Kenya.
2019 should be big, be blessed.
A distinct feature of a drilling rig is the mast. It is assembled horizontally and then raised for operational purposes such as geothermal drilling.2
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President @UKenyatta breaks ground for the 83.3MW Olkaria 1 Additional Unit 6 Geothermal Power Plant, which is scheduled for completion in 2021. @KenGenKenya currently has an installed energy capacity of 1,631MW, with 534MW of this total being geothermal.
We have made great strides in bringing online more energy under challenging conditions for the millions of Kenyans who need it most. Nevertheless, there is no time to rest as we are yet to #EndEnergyPoverty #KenGenEnergizingKE https://t.co/WWOQbpTpYv
He added that Kenya will not only deepen the use of renewable energy to achieve this, but will also strive to ensure that all the energy is clean4
The project will be an extension of the 140MW Olkaria I Unit 4 and 5 that was recently completed and commissioned. The President noted that the only way the country will achieve the #Big4Agenda, is if there is adequate supply of electricity to all sectors.4
As an enabler for the BIG 4 agenda, reliable, renewable and affordable energy is crucial to ensure successful delivery of all the pillars.
Geothermal is now Kenya’s base load as it is not affected by vagaries of weather and is an affordable source of energy.
Ensuring we have adequate, reliable & affordable electricity is a primary objective of my Administration. We set this objective because we know with accessible electricity to all sectors, including rural areas, we are sure of enhancing growth of industries | #KenGenEnergizingKe4
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