KenGen Announces Major Solar Project at Seven Forks in Kenya

Kenya’s energy landscape is about to get a significant boost with the ambitious 42.5 MW solar project at Seven Forks, spearheaded by the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen).  This groundbreaking initiative marks a crucial step towards achieving the nation’s renewable energy goals and harnessing the full potential of its natural resources. The project’s location is…

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What Does Tullow Oil’s Sh577M Payment Mean for Kenya?

Tullow Oil’s recent acquisition of full control over the Turkana oil project for Sh577 million (around $4.5 million) marks a pivotal moment in Kenya’s oil industry.  The high-stakes move consolidates Tullow’s position as the dominant player in the South Lokichar basin, a region with immense oil potential.  The acquisition has significant implications for Kenya’s economic…

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Boosting Green Energy with Tax Breaks and SEZ Status for Hydrogen Plants

Kenya is making a significant leap towards a clean energy future with a new initiative aimed at accelerating the adoption of green hydrogen. This innovative approach offers tax breaks and designations as Special Economic Zones (SEZs) for green hydrogen manufacturing plants.  The move underscores the critical role green hydrogen plays in the global transition away…

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PETAN Leads Stakeholders at OTC 2024 with Sustainable Energy Solutions for Africa’s Future

The Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) is making waves at the 2024 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas.  Under the powerful theme of “Sustainable Energy Solutions for Africa’s Future,” PETAN is leading a delegation of stakeholders in critical discussions and collaborations.  These efforts have the potential to significantly impact energy access, economic development,…

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KenGen upgrades Olkaria’s oldest geothermal plant.

Kenya’s electricity leader, KenGen, has taken a significant stride towards its clean energy future. They secured a multibillion-shilling contract to rehabilitate Olkaria I, the country’s oldest geothermal power plant. The project breathes new life into a symbol of Kenya’s pioneering spirit of renewable energy. The upgrade aims to increase Olkaria I’s power generation capacity from…

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Epra Proposes Penalties for Kenya Power Exceeding Blackout Limits

Frequent power outages in Kenya have become a significant concern, disrupting daily life and business operations. To address this issue, the Energy Regulatory Commission (Epra) has proposed regulations aimed at improving the reliability of power supply in Kenya by setting limits on blackouts and imposing penalties for exceeding these limits.  This move is crucial, as…

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Electricity transmission from Kenya to southern Africa scheduled for 2025

A major milestone is on the horizon for Africa’s energy landscape with the construction of a high-voltage power line linking Kenya to Zambia through Tanzania.  The transformative Kenya-Zambia Interconnector Project is scheduled for completion in November 2025. The project falls under the umbrella of the Eastern African Power Pool (EAPP) initiative. The interconnector will be…

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Schneider Electric Foundation turns 25 and launches the ‘25 Years Young’ campaign in Anglophone Africa

⦁ ‘25 Years Young’ celebrates the 25th anniversary of the foundation ⦁ A global call for contributions will award impactful and innovative youth projects Paris, April 22nd, 2024 – To mark the 25th anniversary of its foundation, Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, is launching a global campaign…

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