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Nairobi, Thursday, 21st October 2021: Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) has been recognized for leading the Eastern Africa region in clean energy production.

KenGen has been given the honorary recognition in the 2021 Climate Action Awards East Africa – a competition that shines a spotlight on people and organizations with groundbreaking innovations and ideas to mitigate the effects of climate change.

The regional awards, which are courtesy of the IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC), seek to showcase successful solutions that can accelerate the transition to low carbon economies in Eastern Africa.

KenGen, which was feted alongside listed telecommunication service provider, Safaricom, was recognized for its pioneering work in reducing carbon emissions under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). 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.

Accepting the honorary award, KenGen Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Rebecca Miano (Mrs.), termed the award as a boost to KenGen’s climate action plan.

“KenGen is committed to making its contribution to the reduction of the effects of climate change by scaling up clean energy production. KenGen has been focusing 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.” she said.

In late August, KenGen was cleared by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to sell an equivalent of 4.6 million tonnes of carbon emissions earned since March 2020.

The carbon credits were earned from six (6) projects that include include Olkaria II Geothermal Expansion Project, the redevelopment of Tana Hydro Power Station, the optimization of Kiambere Hydro Power Station, Olkaria IV Geothermal Project, Olkaria 1 Units 4&5 Geothermal Project and the Ngong’ Wind power project.

Earlier in 2019, KenGen joined the United Nations Global Compact, and earlier this year joined an elite list of global multinationals to commit to the United Nation’s business ambition for 1.50C campaign, becoming the first company in Kenya’s public sector to do so.

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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, Friday, 15th October 2021: Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) Managing Director and CEO, Rebecca Miano, has been named among top women CEOs leading business in Africa.

Mrs. Miano was named among a pool of top 50 women comprising of Chief Executives, Division Heads and Regional Managers who run over 1,400 companies sampled by Africa.com for the Definitive List of Women CEOs in Africa 2021.

In a comprehensive list featuring 22 CEOs from companies listed on all the African Stock Exchanges with a market cap of over $150 Million, Mrs. Miano featured in position 18, with a record of managing a company with a market capitalization of $275 Million.

Other key women business leaders from Kenya featured in the list include East African Breweries Limited (EABL) Group CEO, Mrs. Jane Karuku and Diamond Trust Bank (DTB) Group CEO, Nasim Devji.

Speaking after the announcement, Mrs. Miano said: “I am deeply touched, honoured and pleasantly surprised to receive this recognition featuring alongside some of the most inspiring and outstanding leaders across Africa by Africa.com. Their remarkable service and records will continue to inspire generations to come and make our world a better place.”

Mrs. Miano has had a 30-year multi-faceted career in the energy sector and is a recognized continental business leader focused on running KenGen, a global renewable energy market leader as a sustainable entity.

In 2010, she won the Company Secretary of the Year award in the Champions of Governance Awards series. The same year, she was awarded the Order of the Grand Warrior of Kenya (OGW) and, in 2019, the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS) in recognition of her outstanding service to the nation.

In November 2019, she was appointed to the Board of Global Compact Network, Kenya and was named among the Top 100 Women CEOs in Africa by Reset Global People.

According to Africa.com, the research on The Definitive List is distinguished in that it is grounded in objective criteria, starting with a review of publicly available data provided by Bloomberg. The Africa.com research team undertakes a deep-level assessment for a more thorough analysis to determine the unambiguous, definitive list.

The Definitive List of CEOs celebrates the accomplishments of women at the top of large and complex listed companies in Africa.

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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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