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Kengen’s Olkaria V Units reach Full Load Operation

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Reports from KenGen indicate that Olkaria V plant has successfully reached the full load operation. Therefore, this means that Olkaria V will inject more than 160MW to the national grid.

The extraordinary milestone by KenGen solidifies Kenya’s commitment to utilization of renewable energy sources and the reduction of carbon gases globally.

in 2018, Kenya was ranked third in renewable energy capital investments- a research that factored in countries within the Middle East and Africa region  In the same year, UNEP reported that Kenya attracted $1.4 billion (KSh145 billion) investments in renewable energy.

The Olkaria V unit 1 was synchronized into the national grid towards the end of July 2019. Currently, Kenya is among the top ten geothermal producing countries globally with an installed capacity of 612MW.

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