KenGen assures on electricity supply

KENGEN MD Albert Mugo (L) has a word with the strategy and business performance director David Muthike on 3rd July during the ongoing conference on Good to Great (G2G) innovation seminar that is been held at Enashipai Spa in Naivasha. Pix By Antony Gitonga

KenGen has ruled out the use of emergency power, insisting the country has enough reserve electricity generated mainly from geothermal.

The power generation firm said despite the recent drought that saw water levels in various major dams drop drastically, it was yet to resort to power rationing.

KenGen Managing Director Albert Mugo said the firm had saved over Sh1 billion in the past financial year due to employee-driven innovations.

He spoke at the opening of the one-week Good to Great (G2G) Innovation Seminar at a Naivasha hotel.

Mr Mugo said increased investment in the production of geothermal power had ensured that the country needed not resort to emergency supply.

 “We saw water levels in some dams like Masinga drop to their lowest, but the country did not feel the effects of the drought,” he said.

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Mr Mugo said the recently commissioned 280mw geothermal plant in Naivasha helped cushion the country.

“Kengen has made huge strides in power production and we have said never again shall the country seek emergency power due to drought.” 

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