Kenya to boost capacity

The Kenyan government has announced an energy development programme aimed at increasing installed capacity in the country and boosting economic development.

The programme will focus mainly on hydropower and geothermal capacity development, and initially involves the construction of five power projects with a combined capacity of 338 MW and at a total investment of $570m.

The Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) has also announced a deal with the Tsavo Power Company which paves the way for a 74 MW plant at Kipevu in Mombasa. The plant will be the single largest independent power producer in the country and will be complete within two years.