Kenya: Coast region to get cheap geothermal energy

Power blackout in Coast region of Kenya is likely to become history by October 2020 on completion of Mariakani substation in Kilifi County.

According to the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO), the station currently under construction will enable increased supply to the Coast of cheap geothermal power from Olkaria fields in the Rift Valley alongside hydropower from neighbouring Ethiopia.

The 400/220kV substation sits on 200 acres of land and will have a capacity to allow the supply of more levels of geothermal power to the coastal economy, according to Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO).

Read more at The Standard

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