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Geothermal power generated by KenGen key in growth of Nakuru County



The Olkaria power plants are located in Naivasha and Menengai which form part of the vast Nakuru County.

Thanks to availability of cheap and affordable electricity, Nakuru County is now a vibrant and bustling industrial hub reclaiming back its former lost glory thanks to the production of geothermal energy which has been a driving factor in powering industrial reforms and hence boosting the national government’s realization of the Big Four agenda.

Nakuru county is set to benefit further as the government plans to build an industrial park and a dry port in Naivasha following an unprecedented boom in geothermal energy exploration and production.

Recently Nakuru County governor, Lee Kinyanjui declared that Nakuru was a town to reckon. He said, “due to ongoing geothermal production, we are anticipating a boom in the geothermal industry in the county which will in turn open some of the most exciting investment opportunities for investors. Various investors have shown interest in putting up industries in the county because of affordable power. We want geothermal energy to support the economic fortunes of Nakuru.”

Nakuru County which is famous for tourism and flamingos is admittedly endowed with Natural resources.

In Naivasha’s Olkaria area, Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC, is putting up several power plants to produce more energy. In Menengai, 20 kilometers from Nakuru Town, GDC has completed drilling several geothermal wells.







Kenyan Digest