KenGen voted best energy firm in Africa
The Kenya Electricity Generating Company has been voted Africa’s best energy firm of the year. KenGen’s 280 megawatts Olkaria geothermal project has also been named this year’s clean energy project.
The utility industry awards celebrate the successes of Africa’s power and water sector during 2014/15. They
highlight companies and executives responsible for pioneering new frontiers to achieve growth in challenging markets. The award gala was held in Cape Town, South Africa.
“The 280MW Olkaria geothermal project, the world’s largest such power plant of its kind was voted Africa’sclean energy project of the year 2014/15 while KenGen
was voted as Africa’s power firm of the year.
Congratulations,” said President Uhuru Kenyatta, who was among the first to notice the awards.
EIGHTH LARGEST PRODUCER
KenGen’s market share currently stands at 79 per cent.
The move to inject additional 280 megawatts in Olkaria to the national grid in December lifted Kenya’s global
ranking as the eighth largest producer of geothermal energy.