Kenya Electricity Generation Company (KenGen) has signed a partnership agreement with Japan’s Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS).
The deal is to collaborate on exploring geothermal energy in several countries.
The agreement signed on the sidelines of the 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (Ticad-8) provides for an operation and maintenance (O&M) services partnership for geothermal power plants in developing countries, including East African countries, “through the combination of KenGen’s and Toshiba ESS’s expertise and networks,” the two companies said in a joint statement.
With 799 MWe in operation, Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) is Africa’s leading producer of geothermal energy.
Although its geothermal plants are located solely in Kenya, the company is already beginning to export its expertise in developing geothermal projects in East Africa, including Djibouti and Ethiopia.