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A local power company, Power Technology Solutions Limited is set to create electricity from wind, solar and water sources to boost energy supply in Nyeri and its environs.

The company has submitted a licence application to the Ministry of Energy to generate power in three sites located in Gitugi and Kieni in Nyeri County.

Power Technology Solutions has not revealed how much electricity it intends to produce from the three new sites it will work from.

In April 2014, the government said it was ready to end long term contracts it held with Independent Power Producers (IPP) who produce electricity from expensive resources.

In 2008, the company sought licences to generate electricity from three sites in Othaya namely Chiga, Ihuririo and Itemeini areas.

Nyeri has numerous small scale industries and tea plantation-households that provide a ready market for more power capacity.

Kenya plans to inject 5,000MW of geothermal power by 2017 in efforts to lower the cost of electricity.

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