Kenya: Cheaper electricity from geothermal power helps economic development of Naivasha

According to economic expert Washington Ochieng', the availability of key resources like cheap geothermal power, vast land and accessibility to Nairobi have contributed to the influx of investors in Naivasha.

“Currently the biggest challenge facing manufacturers is the high electricity charges and if they can get it cheaper in Naivasha using the geothermal power, then this is the place to be,” he says, adding that the coming years will see companies relocate from Nairobi, Thika, Mombasa and Eldoret to Naivasha.

Extension of the Standard Gauge Railway line from Nairobi to Mai Mahiu-Naivasha and next to the industrial park has turned out to be a major incentive to the investors.

Read more at The Standard (via Geothermal Resources Council)


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