Kenya’s leading Energy Company Kengen intends to share its expertise and vast experience in renewable power production with South Sudan. The company hosted President Salva Kiir and top officials from South Sudan on a tour of its Olkaria geothermal fields. The delegation is in Kenya to assess Kenya’s geothermal power projects. South Sudan is looking into geothermal energy as a source of clean energy and to drive its rural electrification program.
Kengen is one of the leading geothermal power producers in the world. The company generates electricity from geothermal power, hydropower, thermal power, and wind. In addition to energy generation, Kengen provides drilling rigs, rig operation and maintenance, and geothermal consulting services.
Speaking during the tour, Kengen MD Rebecca Miano said, “Our diverse expertise in energy production has become a point of reference, providing insights to various countries in Africa. “ The firm has worked with several African governments such as Ethiopia, Djibouti, Rwanda, and Comoros in providing consultation services on clean energy generation. The most recent agreement is with the Ethiopian government to provide consultation and drilling services at an estimated cost of KSh5.2 billion.
In 2018, Kengen’s revenue increased by 4 per cent to reach KSh45.2 billion. Its main source of income is electricity sales. The company is diversifying its revenue streams by offering drilling services and exporting its expertise to neighbouring countries. The firm is also looking to get into the oil and mining industry.