Electrical Power Generation

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KTDA Factories Switches off KPLC and Start Using their Own Small Hydro Power Generators

The Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) is gradually moving their plants from KPLC and instead using electricity from their small hydro power generators. Their aim is to save on energy bills, which have been one of their major expenses in the factories. In cases where they generate more, they will sell the excess power to …

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Cleaning Solar Panels to improve efficiency

Clean solar panels ensure higher output and efficient energy conversion. Energy output from solar panels is determined by factors such as the installation, amount of sun, direction, tilt and the cleanliness of the surface. Most of the solar panels are self cleaning if the tilt angle allows, however, this does not happen when the tilt …

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Kenya electricity production to reach 5000 MW in next three years

The Kenya electricity production is expected to increase to over 5000 MW over the next few years. The Kenyan government is working towards increasing the capacity to enable the country realize its 2030 goals.   Reliable and affordable electric energy is a key component if a country wants to sustain economic growth and become a …

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Lake Turkana wind farm project

Lake Turkana Wind Power Project to add 300MW to the National Grid

A 300 MW wind farm is under construction near Lake Turkana approximately 450 KM north of Nairobi. The 300 MW Lake Turkana Wind Power Project (LTWP) which is being developed on a 40,000 piece of land will produce 20% of the country’s current installed electricity. After receiving an estimated $694 million (Sh76 billion) for its …

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Cheaper electricity in Kenya after Switch to Geothermal Power

The first phase of the Olkaria GeothermalĀ  power plant completed and commissioned a few months ago, has seen a reduction of electrical power bills in Kenya. In the last three months KenGen has been able to save close to sh 9.0 billion by shifting from power generation by diesel Generators to use of ecofriendly Geothermal …

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