The Olkaria V plant has successfully reached the full load operation, injecting more than 160MW to the national grid.
The extraordinary milestone reinforces Kenya’s commitment to renewable energy sources and the reduction of carbon emission and global warming.
Kenya ranked third in renewable energy capital investments in the Middle East and Africa region in 2018. In the year, UNEP reports that Kenya attracted $1.4 billion (KSh145 billion) investments in renewable energy.
Furthermore, the Olkaria V unit 1 was synchronized into the national grid towards the end of July 2019. Kenya is among the top ten geothermal producing countries globally with an installed capacity of 612MW.