Kenya’s Geothermal Investments Contribute to Green Energy Growth, Competitiveness and Shared Prosper

Kenya’s rapid investment in geothermal power in recent years is increasingly paying dividends through the supply of reliable, clean energy and by lowering the cost of electricity to consumers.

Geothermal power, which is generated from natural steam from the earth, some from as far as three kilometers underground, is a renewable source of energy and, unlike hydro, its output is not affected by vagaries of weather. Kenya’s government has recently stepped up geothermal development in new fields, including Menengai, run by the Geothermal Development Company.

http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2015/02/23/kenyas-geothermal-investments-contribute-to-green-energy-growth-competitiveness-and-shared-prosperity?cid=EXT_TWBN_D_EXT&hootPostID=84432124239b53677f5ae3e6fccc967e

By Lydur Skulason (CC BY 2.0)

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