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Kenya: the country has become the 8th world producing geothermal energy

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives for the extraordinary session of the African Union's Assembly of Heads of State and Government on the case of African Relationship with the International Criminal Court (ICC), in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, October 12, 2013. Africa has agreed that sitting heads of state should not be tried by the ICC where Kenya's leaders are in the dock, ministers said before African leaders opened a summit on Saturday.  REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri (ETHIOPIA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS)

According to a study published by the national electricity production company, “Kenya Electricity Generating“, Kenya henceforth occupies the 8th position at the world level regarding geothermal energy production.

The electricity production by the 1st economy power of East Africa, deriving from geothermal source, is at present up to about 580 MW, that is 29 % of the total electric production of the country, underlined the on-line newspaper, Les Afriques.

The potential of this country of East Africa in the domain is estimated at 10 000 MW, according to the figures from the ministry of Energy.

Photo : Uhuru Kenyatta, the Keyan President.

 

Original text by: Blaise AKAME

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