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Nairobi, Thursday, 7th October 2021: Kenya Generating Electricity Company (KenGen) PLC has received its fifth ISO re-certification after successfully going through rigorous audits conducted by Bureau Veritas to confirm the company’s conformity to the international standards.

KenGen Quality Management Systems (QMS) and Environmental Management Systems (EMS) were audited in June 2021 and found to be compliant with ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 standards respectively, leading to the re-certification which was formally presented to the company this morning.

Speaking after receiving the certificate from the certifying body, Bureau Veritas, the Managing Director and CEO, Mrs. Rebecca Miano, said KenGen was excited to receive the re-certification and reiterated the company’s commitment to maintaining the standards through continual improvement.

Mrs. Miano attributed growth of KenGen to good policies, strategies, and procedures adding that the company had an installed capacity of 1,818MW out of which 86% was being generated from green and renewable sources.

She said KenGen was the first public institution to receive the ISO certification in Kenya back in 2004 adding that the company has maintained the focus and commitment to the high standards leading to the fifth re-certification.

Mrs. Miano said KenGen will continue to implement the ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 standards across all business processes. She said the implementation of ISO had helped improve the company’s efficiency and overall performance.

“This re-certification is a testament of our resilience and commitment to continually improve our processes to enhance better performance towards realization of our corporate strategy and goals,” said Mrs. Miano.

Speaking during the same event, Bureau Veritas District Executive Officer for East and Central Africa, Mr. Cyprian Kabbis, said the audit process for recertification of KenGen was conducted smoothly and commended the KenGen team for their dedication and cooperation all through the process of audits and implementation of the procedures.

The re-certification is expected to run for the next three years and is the fifth re-certification since the company was first ISO certified in 2004.

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About KenGen

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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Nairobi, Tuesday, 28th September 2021: Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) hasnearly tripled its allocation of procurement opportunities to Youth, Women and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).

This revelation was made during a sensitization meeting with women-owned suppliers today, where KenGen Managing Director and CEO, Rebecca Miano said KenGen had set aside specific procurement opportunities to be awarded to the special category groups categories under the Access to Government Procurement Opportunities (AGPO) programme.

“I am happy to note that exclusive allocations for the special groups of youth, women, and persons with disabilities have steadily grown over the past seven years,” said Mrs. Miano.

The KenGen CEO added that KenGen had about 900 firms registered in KenGen’s Supplier Relationship Management System (SRM) under the special/disadvantaged groups categories and was confident that the number was bound to grow towards achieving the 30% target of the company’s total procurement under the AGPO programme.

During the sensitisation meeting targeting 758 registered women-owned enterprises, Mrs. Miano explained the company’s procurement and budgeting cycle highlighting the various opportunities earmarked for women-owned enterprises and other special groups.

The event offered an opportunity for women-owned enterprises to share their experiences and an opportunity to ask questions.

In her remarks, Mrs. Miano encouraged women-owned suppliers not to shy off from participating in high value tenders for technical engineering goods and services including those falling under the national and international category.

“While it is clear that government has set aside 30% of procurement opportunities to the special groups, nothing stops women suppliers from bidding and tendering for the big contracts as well,” said Mrs. Miano.

Mrs. Miano said KenGen has made arrangements with some local banks and financial institutions to support special groups. In addition, the Company has partnered with other organisations including International Finance Corporation to conduct capacity building for women-owned enterprises and also help them to access financing.

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About KenGen

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, Thursday, September 23, 2021: Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) has kicked-off the construction of a Research and Development (R&D) Centre at Tana Power Station located in Muranga County, in a move to boost innovation in the company.

The construction of R&D Centre which will also double up as an archive for the Company is expected to take 18 months to complete, making KenGen one of the first public sector entities in Kenya to establish such a facility.

Speaking during the foundation stone laying ceremony, KenGen Managing Director and CEO, Mrs. Rebecca Miano, said the project which was five weeks ahead of its implementation plan is part of KenGen’s overall Diversification Strategy and will go a long way in helping the NSE-listed firm to identify and implement new revenue streams much faster.

"With this facility, KenGen employees now have a place to carry out trials, tests, experiments and pilot new business in the context of our diversification strategy," said Mrs. Miano, adding that the facility will conceive ideas that will change the company's business and the energy sector for good.

At the same time, Mrs. Miano said the company had put in place measures to ensure that the employees and contractors working on the project were safe and observing the laid-down protocols for COVID-19.

The KenGen CEO thanked the local community for continuous support over the years noting that the project had so far benefited the local community through provision of employment for skilled, and semi-skilled workforce. The Contractor assigned to the project has so far engaged a total of 92 short term contract staff, comprising 81 male and 11 female from the local community.

As a one-of-a-kind innovation hub, the facility will provide locally sourced technological solutions for electricity generation, further augmenting KenGen's endeavors to increase generation capacity and diversify its project portfolio.

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About KenGen

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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Frank D. Ochieng, Tel:0721816896

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Nairobi, Monday, 13th September 2021: Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) has been cleared to sell an equivalent of 4.6 million tonnes of carbon emissions earned over the last 18 months.

This follows the finalization of the verification of the issuance of a cumulative 4,617,309 tonnes of Carbon Emissions (CO2e) to six KenGen projects by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

This decision was arrived at after issuance of the latest 2,025,813 tonnes of Carbon Emission Reductions (CO2e) to the 150MW Olkaria IV Geothermal Project which was the last of the six projects which KenGen applied for verification through the UNFCCC.

The announcement comes hot on the heels of the issuance of 2,040,515 tonnes of CO2e to KenGen’s Olkaria I, Units 4 and 5 Geothermal Power plant by the UNFCCC on 17th August 2021.

In a statement to the newsrooms, KenGen Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Rebecca Miano hailed the UNFCC’s issuance of the carbon credits to KenGen as a boost to the company’s lead in climate action not only in Africa but in the world.

Mrs Miano said, “KenGen has so far developed and registered Six (6) Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Projects comprising of Olkaria II Geothermal Expansion Project, Redevelopment of Tana Hydro Power Station Project, Optimisation of Kiambere Hydro Power Project, Olkaria IV Geothermal Project, Olkaria I Units 4&5 Geothermal Project and Ngong Wind.”

The first KenGen project to be issued with carbon credits under the CDM initiative was the Tana hydroelectric power project which received 57,458 carbon credits on 13th March 2020.

“As a way of enhancing our portfolio of climate change mitigation projects, KenGen intends to incorporate additional geothermal, wind and solar projects which will reduce between 100,000 to 600,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions every year, in the process reducing the impact of climate change on the environment.” She added.

The CDM projects contribute to national sustainable development by providing clean energy which ensures improved environmental quality, positive health impacts and increased productivity. CDM was developed as part of the output of a global concern to contribute to climate change mitigation and to foster sustainable development for non-industrialized countries.

KenGen has deliberately shifted its strategy to focus on the production of green energy and currently more than 86% of the energy produced by the Company is from clean sources namely wind, hydro and geothermal.

Thanks to KenGen’s efforts, Kenya is today Africa’s largest geothermal energy producer and among the top 10 in the world. The country has an estimated potential of 10,000MW of geothermal along the Rift Valley.

As a way of enhancing its portfolio of climate change mitigation projects, the Company intends to incorporate additional geothermal, wind and solar projects which will further reduce carbon emissions annually, in the process reducing the impact of climate change on the environment.

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About KenGen

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).

For media queries please contact:

Frank D. Ochieng, Tel:0721816896

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Nairobi, Monday, 13th September 2021: Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) has been cleared to sell an equivalent of 4.6 million tonnes of carbon emissions earned over the last 18 months.

This follows the finalization of the verification of the issuance of a cumulative 4,617,309 tonnes of Carbon Emissions (CO2e) to six KenGen projects by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

This decision was arrived at after issuance of the latest 2,025,813 tonnes of Carbon Emission Reductions (CO2e) to the 150MW Olkaria IV Geothermal Project which was the last of the six projects which KenGen applied for verification through the UNFCCC.

The announcement comes hot on the heels of the issuance of 2,040,515 tonnes of CO2e to KenGen’s Olkaria I, Units 4 and 5 Geothermal Power plant by the UNFCCC on 17th August 2021.

In a statement to the newsrooms, KenGen Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Rebecca Miano hailed the UNFCC’s issuance of the carbon credits to KenGen as a boost to the company’s lead in climate action not only in Africa but in the world.

Mrs Miano said, “KenGen has so far developed and registered Six (6) Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Projects comprising of Olkaria II Geothermal Expansion Project, Redevelopment of Tana Hydro Power Station Project, Optimisation of Kiambere Hydro Power Project, Olkaria IV Geothermal Project, Olkaria I Units 4&5 Geothermal Project and Ngong Wind.”

The first KenGen project to be issued with carbon credits under the CDM initiative was the Tana hydroelectric power project which received 57,458 carbon credits on 13th March 2020.

“As a way of enhancing our portfolio of climate change mitigation projects, KenGen intends to incorporate additional geothermal, wind and solar projects which will reduce between 100,000 to 600,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions every year, in the process reducing the impact of climate change on the environment.” She added.

The CDM projects contribute to national sustainable development by providing clean energy which ensures improved environmental quality, positive health impacts and increased productivity. CDM was developed as part of the output of a global concern to contribute to climate change mitigation and to foster sustainable development for non-industrialized countries.

KenGen has deliberately shifted its strategy to focus on the production of green energy and currently more than 86% of the energy produced by the Company is from clean sources namely wind, hydro and geothermal.

Thanks to KenGen’s efforts, Kenya is today Africa’s largest geothermal energy producer and among the top 10 in the world. The country has an estimated potential of 10,000MW of geothermal along the Rift Valley.

As a way of enhancing its portfolio of climate change mitigation projects, the Company intends to incorporate additional geothermal, wind and solar projects which will further reduce carbon emissions annually, in the process reducing the impact of climate change on the environment.

Note to Editor:

About KenGen

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).

For media queries please contact:

Frank D. Ochieng, Tel:0721816896

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Nairobi, September 9, 2021: Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) has resumed operations of its Olkaria geothermal Spa and is now open to the public.

The Naivasha based Geothermal Spa was closed to the public at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in compliance with Ministry of Health protocols to help stop the spread of the virus.

The spa was opened after a thorough assessment by Ministry of Health and Nakuru County Government Health Officials who gave the facility a clean bill of health to resume operations under strict compliance of the COVID-19 preventive measures.

“I encourage members of the public visiting our Geothermal Spa to observe all COVID-19 protocols as you enjoy this natural resource that is unique not only in Kenya but in the entire African continent,” said KenGen Managing Director and CEO Mrs. Rebecca Miano.

During the closure, KenGen used the opportunity to conduct routine maintenance and improve the facility to enhance user experience.

Thanks to its proximity to the capital Nairobi, the opening of Olkaria Geothermal Spa offers Kenyans alternative to Mombasa and other distant tourist destinations as they get to explore the health benefits of geothermal steam which is also used for electricity generation.

The KenGen Geothermal Spa provides a comforting and invigorating atmosphere where visitors can relax their body and mind.

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Note to Editor:

About KenGen

Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC - KenGen is the leading electricity generation company in Eastern Africa with a market share of more than 60 per cent of installed capacity in the country. The company’s primary business is to provide affordable and dependable 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).

KenGen Olkaria Geothermal Health Spa is a recreational facility and product of KenGen’s innovation on direct use of geothermal steam in addition to electricity generation. The Spa was unveiled in 2015.

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Frank D. Ochieng, Tel:0721816896

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