Kenya increased its green energy output by 358 megawatts, doubling its stock to about 600 megawatts last year. This is according to a global renewables status report.

The country has also been ranked the fifth largest producer of geothermal energy. This follows the successful connection of the Olkaria plants to the national grid including 110MW from the Olkaria III complex and 140MW from Olkaria IV.

As per the report, favourable government policies and increased cost-competitiveness, particularly for electricity generated from wind and solar photovoltaics, have spurred recent renewable energy development.

Source : the Star

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