NewEnergyNews: KENYA’S GEOTHERMAL TAKES OVER

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    Friday, November 27, 2015

    KENYA’S GEOTHERMAL TAKES OVER

    Geothermal overtakes hydropower generation

    People Daily, November 24, 2015 (MediaMax)

    “The use of geothermal power in the national mix has risen from 30 per cent last year to 39 per cent this year, making it the leading source of power in Kenya…[T]he country is doing away with the expensive thermal power generation for the clean, cheaper and reliable geothermal power…[T]he cost of power [has dropped] by 30 per cent due to an increase in geothermal power and…[is expected to] fall further…[P]ower demand in the country is growing by between eight per cent and10 per cent annually…[S]upply currently stands at 2,150MW against a demand of 1,600MW at peak hours…[Kenya’s government is working to attract the] investment capital required in geothermal drilling and exploration…to meet its target of developing 5,000MW by 2030]…” click here for more

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