GE and Partners Announce New Renewable Energy Project to Boost Kenya's Power Grid

Project follows a successful run of more than $2.5 billion worth of booked orders across Africa in the last year

- 100MW wind farm near Nairobi will contribute to installed energy capacity in Kenya

- $2.5 billion in new orders serve transport, aviation, healthcare and energy sectors

- Deal lands as GE makes substantial progress on its 2014 commitment to invest $2 billion in Africa by 2018

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Kenya's Green Energy Output Doubled in 2014 - Report

Kenya has outpaced its African peers in renewable energy production, and has been ranked top five globally in geothermal energy investments.

A renewables global status report 2015 shows Kenya increased its green energy output by 358 megawatts, doubling its stock to about 600 megawatts last year.

"Many developing countries are under pressure to rapidly increase energy generation capacities to address growing demand, to meet energy access challenges, and to foster economic development," the 251-page report states.

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Lamu, Malindi to host the 1000MW solar power plant

A planned Sh220 billion investment in solar power will be spread across various counties in Kenya.

The solar power plant, which will be developed in four phases over the next four years, will be hosted in sites such as Lamu, Malindi, Kajiado, Kisumu, Kakamega and Baringo.

This follows Sunday's signing of an agreement between the ministry of energy, represented by Principal Secretary Joseph Njoroge, and SkyPower President and Chief Executive Kerry Adler to construct 1,000MW solar plants in different parts of the country.

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Kenya: KPC Secure Sh35 Billion for New Mombasa-Nairobi Pipeline

Kenya Pipeline Company has secured a $350million (Sh35.6 billion) loan to finance the construction of a new 450-kilometre oil pipeline from Mombasa to Nairobi.

The state owned oil distributor will upgrade to a 20 inch ultra-modern multi-product oil pipeline to replace the more than 30 year old - 14 inch pipeline currently in use.

Speaking during the loan signing with a consortium of six banks, KPC acting managing director Flora Okoth said work is expected to be complete in eighteen months from the July 1 2014 contract signing date. Lebanese firm Zakhem International won the contract.

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