President Uhuru Kenyatta unveils a plaque to officially commission the ground breaking for 158MW Olkaria V geothermal power plant at OlKaria in Naivasha on April 28, 2017. He called for more investments in the energy sector.
President Uhuru Kenyatta officially broke ground for the construction of Olkaria V geothermal power plant expected to add 158MW of electricity to the national grid. The President also commissioned 14 wellhead units generating a total of 75MW of electricity, during the groundbreaking ceremony in Naivasha.
The wellhead unit is a unique technology developed by Kenyan engineers to harness geothermal power, which has reduced the duration between the first drilling of a well and installation of a geothermal plant from five years to two years.
7th March 2017
Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) and Kenya Petroleum Refineries Limited (KPRL) today signed a 3 year lease agreement allowing Kenya Pipeline to use the facilities of KPRL for the Early Oil Pilot Scheme Project.
The Early Oil Pilot Scheme Project is a government initiative aimed at exploration and marketing of crude oil that will place Kenya as an oil exporter.
Witnessing the signing of the agreement, Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter praised both parties for agreeing to work together in order to elevate Kenya’s economic status.
He asked the KPC and KPRL parties to work together to ensure the Early Oil Pilot Scheme begins as scheduled.