Geothermal energy could attract textile factories to Olkaria, Kenya

Kenya will set up investors near geothermal plants to cut the cost of electricity and offer subsidies in order to compete with her neighbours.

Mr Mohamed said on Thursday that they will set up investors at the shores of Lake Naivasha near the geothermal power plant to cut transmission charges to make Kenya attractive.We are going to set them up at Naivasha near the geothermal plant where power is much cheaper since it is at the source, he said.He was speaking when he met a trade delegation composed of investors from China, the US, Australia, the Netherlands and Bangladesh who will also be visiting Tanzania and Ethiopia.

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UK govt invites private contractors to generate solar power for Turkana villages

The UK government has invited contractors to generate solar power for three villages in Turkana County in a new business model aimed at promoting privately operated mini-grids.

The project, funded through the Department for International Development (DFID), aims at promoting the use of solar power in far-flung regions not connected to the national electricity grid.

The project, being implemented by Barclays Bank of Kenya, has invited the contractors to apply for the funds that will be used in the purchase and installation of Solar PV Hybrid Mini-grid in Lolupe, Nadwat and Katabol villages.

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Mutli-million dollar Tatu City in Kenya appoints American firm to outline for power supply

A multi-million satellite complex Tatu City in Kenya , has announced that it had appointed US-based firm Power Engineers Inc to plan on power infrastructure for use within the industrial complex.

Power Engineers is one of the largest consulting engineering firms in the United States

Tatu City in Kenya management said that The Power Engineers Inc is well suited for the job having worked with clients such as the World Bank, US Trade and Development Agency and Inter-American Development Bank.

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Kenya: Kengen to Spend Sh166 Billion On Power Plants

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) will spend Sh166 billion to put up wind and geothermal power plants in the next two years.

The additional generating capacity estimated to be 460 megawatts is expected to significantly reduce reliance on fuel driven generators and ease the cost of electricity.

Much of the funds will be sourced from bilateral lenders in form of loans while a small portion of the funding will come from the company's internal resources.

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