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Friday, March 4, 2022: Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) Managing Director and CEO, Rebecca Miano yesterday joined other key global leaders at the World Bank Group (WBG) event themed “Gender-Smart Investing: Private Sector Approaches to Advance Gender Equality” which aims to increase women participation in both private and public employment sector.

The WBG event comes against the backdrop of a year-long initiative called #Accelerate Equality, marking the 10-year anniversary of the World Development Report 2012: Gender Equality and Development (WDR2012). Speakers at the event shared approaches undertaken across the WBG to channel more investment capital towards efforts that remove barriers to women’s ownership of and control of assets, such as housing and financial services.

Speaking during the event, the KenGen MD and CEO said, “Gender-smart investing is about addressing gender gaps and levelling up the position of women so they have equal opportunities to men. Gender should be integrated into our existing processes, not added as a separate activity..”

A landmark study by McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) found that if women were to participate in the economy identically to men, they could add as much as $28 trillion or 26 percent to annual global GDP (roughly the combined size of the current U.S. and Chinese economies) by 2025.”

“I challenge the private sector to play a more active role in partnership with government and non-government organizations to address the issues that limit the involvement of women in economic development and unlock economic opportunities for all.” She added.

In 2016, KenGen founded the Pink Energy Initiative to uplift the status of women within KenGen. The forum has since advanced to a sectoral platform to enjoin the other state agencies within the Ministry of Energy. Anchored on three pillars; personal development and empowerment, creating a conducive work environment for women employees and gender awareness, the initiative has enabled women at the organization to make remarkable progress on professionalism, career growth, health and wellness, financial management, parenting and mentorship.

During the International Women’s Day in March 2021, KenGen bagged a gender award under the Annual Trailblazer Awards from the Ministry of Public Service and Gender in recognition of its efforts to promote gender mainstreaming and women empowerment through its Pink Energy Initiative.

The NSE-listed firm’s CEO, spoke at the event in her capacity as a member of the World Bank Group’s Advisory Council on Gender and Development. Miano joined the Council in July 2020.

KenGen PLC is East Africa’s largest electricity producer and is among the top 10 geothermal energy producers in the world.

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Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC - KenGen is the leading electricity generation company in Eastern Africa region with an installed generation capacity market share of more than 60%. The company’s primary business is to provide safe, reliable, and competitively priced electric energy for the country in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner while creating value for its stakeholders.

Today, KenGen PLC has an installed generation capacity of 1,818MW, of which over 86% is drawn from green sources namely: Hydro (826MW), Geothermal (713MW), Thermal (253MW), and Wind (26MW).

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KenGen Energy Park

Promoter: Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen)

Private sector participation: O&M; DEVELOPER, INVESTOR, TENANT

Location: Olkaria, Naivasha

KenGen has completed plans to set up an Energy park at its geothermal power generation hub at Olkaria-Naivasha in order to take advantage of the competitively priced geothermal steam and electricity as key economic drivers of production. The park will provide industrial, commercial and recreational facilities and will be developed in two phases, the completion of the first phase planned by 2022. The park is strategically located along regional transport routes with access by road and rail. The park will provide quality and reliable utilities and energy supply (Electricity, high pressure stream and brine at 130 degree Celsius) which will be managed through an appointed developer who will develop infrastructure for a plug and play environment

 

Seven Forks 40MW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Project

Promoter: Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen)

Private sector participation: EPC

Location: Embu County

The project entails development of a 40MW solar photovoltaic (PV) pilot plant in seven forks area to utilize abundant solar energy, reduce consumption of fossil fuels, diversify energy sources for electricity generation, and to master solar power generation technology. It will be undertaken on approximately 80 Hectares of land wholly owned by KenGen and free of human settlement. The site has a high solar irradiation of above 2,000kWh/m2.

 

Raising of Masinga Hydropower Dam

Promoter: Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen)

Private sector participation: EPC

Location: Masinga

The Masinga Hydropower dam is the largest dam on Seven Forks cascade with a storage capacity of 1,560 million cubic meters and installed generation capacity of 40MW. The project entails increasing the reservoir storage capacity to enhance power generation and storage. The feasibility study conducted recommended the option of raising the dam by 1.5 Meters to a full supply level of 1,058 metter above sea level.

 

Ngong Wind Farm

Within the period of 2009 and 2014, KenGen implemented and commissioned the Ngong I and II wind projects with an installed capacity of 5.1 and 20.4MW respectively.

The Ngong Wind Farm is located on the Ngong Hills, near Ngong town in Kajiado County and is approximately 20 Kilometres from the capital, Nairobi.

The Ngong I plant consists of 6 Vestas V52-850 KW 50 Hz turbines while the Ngong II plant consists of 8 Vestas V52-850 KW 50 Hz turbines and 16 Gamesa turbines G52-850 KW 50HZ turbines. Total generated power of 25.5MW is evacuated via an 11/66 kV line to the Ngong Substation.

Plans are at advanced stage for the development of Ngong Phase 3 wind farm with an 18-month implementation period. Once completed, the project will add 10MW to the national grid. Also planned for development is the Ngong Phase 4 wind farm which will bring on-stream another 40MW at a cost of USD70 million.

 

Olkaria 1 Units 1, 2 & 3 Rehabilitation Project

The 45MW Olkaria 1 (Units 1, 2 and 3) Geothermal Power Plant is located at the Olkaria geothermal field in the Rift Valley. This was the first geothermal power plant in Africa commissioned in 1980.

Due to the normal wear and tear experienced by the plant over years of operation, KenGen wishes to restore the plant to its former glory and is currently in the process of procuring a Contractor to carry out the rehabilitation works.

Upon completion of the project, the plant will be upgraded from the current 45MW to 50.7MW.

 

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