Kenya's KenGen to add 450 MW to electric grid from renewables in three years

Power producer Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) plans to add another 450 megawatts (MW) to the grid from wind and geothermal in the next three years at a cost of at least $710 million, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

Kenya, which relies heavily on renewables such as geothermal and hydro power, aims to expand installed capacity to about 6,700 MW by 2017, from about 2,500 MW now. It also aims to halve bills from around $0.17-0.18 per kWh in three or four years.

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