Category Geothermal

KenGen invites bids for 560MW geothermal plants

By Reuters: Kenya’s main electricity producer, KenGen, has invited parties to submit bids for the development of 560 MW geothermal power plants, the company said on Thursday. The company said it planned to develop the power plants in phases of 140 MW each at Olkaria within the east African nation’s Rift Valley under a joint […]

U.K. Seeks to Use Climate Funds to Spur Kenyan Geothermal

By Alex Morales, Bloomberg: The U.K. government plans to spur use of Britain’s green technology and financial expertise for geothermal and wind power projects in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania by tapping billions of pounds of state funds. Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said he will head a trade delegation, including 30 executives from […]

KenGen invites bids for 560MW geothermal plants

By Reuters: Kenya’s main electricity producer, KenGen, has invited parties to submit bids for the development of 560 MW geothermal power plants, the company said on Thursday. The company said it planned to develop the power plants in phases of 140 MW each at Olkaria within the east African nation’s Rift Valley under a joint […]

First geothermal power plant gets the nod

By Eco-Business: Central Quang Tri Province’s Dakrong District will be the home for a pioneering 25MW geothermal power plant, according to the Deputy Chairman of Viet Nam Thermal Association Ta Huong. The plant, set to be the very first of its kind in Viet Nam, has been licensed by provincial authorities and aims to promote exploration for […]

Kenya: KTDA to Build Hydropower and Geothermal Stations

By Lola Okulo, All Africa: ENYA Tea Development Agency has started investing in small hydro power projects with a target to produce a total of 20MW in three years time, the management has said. KTDA whose core business is in tea marketing announced on Tuesday that it is “actively pursuing” 10 sites in various parts […]

Kenya: Kengen Buys 1,700 Acres for Resettlement

By All Africa: Kengen has acquired 1,700 acres to resettle members of the Maasai community living Olkaria. The company’s geothermal development manager Godfrey Muchemi yesterday said over 1,000 people will be resettled in Kedong. He said the resettlement is meant to pave way for more geothermal exploration. “We estimate that Olkaria has a capacity of […]

Nexus Combines Geothermal, Solar for Net Zero Homes

By Solar Feeds: While it isn’t unusual to hear about developers in states like California building solar PV into their home designs, initiatives focused on trying to achieve net-zero energy status are less common. So we were intrigued to hear that green home builder Nexus EnergyHomes is expanding into South Carolina with two communities that […]