The Kenyan Government stated that it fully supports the development of the 105MW Menengai geothermal power plants.
Construction of the 105 MW power plants in Menengai is likely to start soon once the government issues Letters of Support (LOS) to Independent Power Producers (IPPs). Eng. Stanley Kamau who is the Director of the Public Private Partnership Unit (PPP-U) at the National Treasury confirmed that the much-needed Letter of Support will be expedited.
“From where I sit, I’m extremely impressed by the amount of steam in Menengai and the work undertaken by GDC. We are going to deliberate and there is no reason why we should not issue the necessary letters in the next few weeks,” Eng. Kamau said. The Government LOS is a requirement by Independent Power Producers (IPP’s) to start construction of power plants.
Speaking at the function, Dr. Eng. Njoroge reiterated the importance of good neighborliness. “A friend in need is a friend indeed,” said Dr. Eng. Njoroge, “It is in this spirit of good neighborliness that GDC has decided to bring you some assistance in form of food and water.”
GDC MD and CEO Eng. Johnson P. Ole Nchoe said the firm continues to offer relief food for residents in five arid and semi-arid counties. GDC is set to start the Suswa geothermal project which has an estimated geothermal potential of 750MW. The Mt. Suswa geothermal project will provide affordable and reliable clean energy to boost Kenya’s economy. The project will also open job opportunities for many Kenyans.