Kenya: Exploration for geothermal steam in Naivasha continues

Centum Investment Company and its partners plan to resume exploration for geothermal steam in Naivasha by March after the previous two wells yielded less resources than what is required to sustain electricity generation.

Akiira Geothermal, a consortium where Centum controls a 37.5 per cent stake, banks on the planned drilling to kick-start building of a 70-megawatt power plant whose cost is projected at €310 million (Sh36.04 billion).

The first two wells, whose drilling works started in 2015, encountered some steam which was, however, not enough to support power generation to be connected to the national grid.

Read more at Business Daily (Constant Munda)


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