KENGEN, KENYA'S leading power generating company, has drilled o the biggest geothermal well in Africa and fifth biggest in the world. The well, christened Olkaria OW-921 has a production capacity of the 30MW of geothermal energy.
The 3KM deep well is located at Ol karia and is one of the five largest geothermal wells in the world. It was completed in 46 days. The firm is the leading geothermal in Africa.
This new discovery firmly establishes Kenya as major geothermal power house in the world. It is also a major help in the realization of the goal to produce 5000MW in the next four years. The well will be connected to Olkaria IV power station. Ol Karia geothermal fields are located some 230 Kilometres North west of Nairobi, the capital city.
Meanwhile, KenGen will commission an additional 280MW of geothermal power next month. This will raise her generating capacity to 11462MW. The firm plans to produce another 30000MWby 2018 bringing her total capacity to more than 5000MW. For further reading Go to: http://eaers.blogspot.com/2012/07/twenty-sixteen.html