KenGen seeks power generation licence for Eburru Hill Geothermal

KenGen seeks power generation licence for Eburru Hill Geothermal

  • At present, Eburru Hill has a generation capability of 2.44 megawatts (MW) and is to be a single well geothermal plant upon construction.

Electricity generating company KenGen has applied to the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) for electric power generation licences for Eburru Hill Geothermal Plant.

At present, Eburru Hill has a generation capability of 2.44 megawatts (MW) and is to be a single well geothermal plant upon construction.

The plant is however set to be upgraded to 25MW while the entire Eburru geothermal field is estimated to have a potential of more than 50MW.

KenGen owns five geothermal power stations, Olkaria I, Olkaria II, Olkaria IV, Olkaria I unit 4 & 5 and Olkaria V.

The firm further owns 15 wellheads generation plants (geothermal plants with a single steam well) including Eburru and fourteen others at Olkaria.

The plants have a combined generation capacity of over 700MW.

KenGen has been keen on increasing its share of renewable energy sources in electricity generation including the drilling of more geothermal wells.

 

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