Kenya is ideally positioned to unleash Africa’s power generation capacity through its focus on green energy and cost effective sources of energy, set to contribute to a 5000MW increase in the national power grid.
POWER & ENERGY STRATEGY
Increasing share of power generated from green and more cost effective sources, with a target to increase electricity generation capacity by 5,000MW from the current 1,644MW to 6,700 MW in 40 months.
Key Power Project and Recent Resource Discoveries
WIND POWER PROJECT
300 MW Lake Turkana Wind Power Project valued at USD 823 million.
Two new water sources at Turkana Basin and Lotikipi Basin holding 250 billion m3 of water, sufficient to supply Kenya for 70 years.
Discovery of reserves by Tullow oil are estimated to extract as much as one billion barrels.
GEOTHERMAL POWER PROJECT
3,000 MW Geothermal Power Project in Baringo valued at USD 135 million.
COAL POWER PLANT
900 -1,000MW Coal Power Plant in Lamu.
NATURAL GAS PLANT
700-800 MW Natural Gas Fired Plant near Mombasa through a PPP.