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.
Energy and Petroleum Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter Addresses Media after Leading a Team of Top Officials from his Ministry and Members of the National Assembly Committee on Energy, Communication and Information to Assess the Water Levels at Masinga and Kamburu Dams. The Water level at the Dams has dropped by eight meters due to the ongoing Dry Spell.
The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum has assured Kenyans that in spite of the drought affecting various parts of the country, there will no power rationing as experienced in the past under the circumstances.
Energy and Petroleum CS Charles Keter addressing striking oil truckers at Embakasi in Nairobi. The truckers were complaining of the new regulation which requires them to operate during the day to avoid accidents at night.
The Cabinet Secretary for Energy and Petroleum Hon. Charles Keter has urged striking oil tankers drivers to resume duty as mechanism were being put in place to address.
Addressing the drivers at the Kenya Pipeline Depot at Embakasi in Nairobi, Hon. Keter asked petroleum dealers to resume operations as the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) engages with industry stakeholders in order to come up with policies that uphold safety and at the same time does not disrupt business.
“I plead with you to go back to work, I will be in touch with line authorities to discuss and resolve your grievancies,” said Hon. Keter, adding that the truckers’ strike would negatively impact on the economy.
PS for Energy Eng. Joseph Njoroge, Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board C.E.O Eng. Collins Juma, Kenya Power C.E.O Dr. Ben Chumo amongst other key players in the energy and related sectors pose for a photo during the Women in Energy Conference and Awards held on 7th and 8th December, 2016 at Weston Hotel.
“The Government has instituted measures that facilitate the participation of women in the Energy space, by formulating and implementing the access to Government Procurement Opportunities (AGPO) as well as observing the one third gender rule.” stated PS Njoroge during the official opening of the Women in Energy Conference and Awards.
The Conference and Awards brought together men and women who are active participants in the energy sector to address the enlarging gender gap in the sector as well as to inspire, recognize and reward women’s participation.