US collaborating with Kenya on six new energy projects

December 8, 2016
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The six projects will add a total of 361 Megawatts Kenya energy productions/FILE
The six projects will add a total of 361 Megawatts Kenya energy productions/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 8 – The United States (US) is collaborating with Kenya on additional six new energy projects including Nyakwere Hills Solar Photovoltaic, Olkaria Geothermal Power Plant, Lamu Gas-to-Power Project and Isiolo Solar PV Power Plant.

The six projects will add a total of 361 Megawatts Kenya energy productions.

US Trade and Development Agency East and Central Africa Country Manager Brandon Megorden says support for six projects that will identify US solutions that can help increase access to affordable, reliable electricity across Kenya and help diversify the country’s energy mix.

“USTDA funding is open to private, public and PPP types of beneficiaries. While there is no prescribed minimum or maximum, funding generally ranges between $500,000(Sh50 million) and $1,000,000 (Sh100 million) and is on a 100 per cent grant basis,” he stated.

USTDA supports important joint initiatives such as Power Africa, Trade Africa and other priority infrastructure efforts in Kenya.

USTDA’s program helps to create infrastructure that is high quality and built to last, so that its partner countries can realize the full value of their investments.

The agency supports key infrastructure development projects in Africa, and around the world, by helping those projects move from concept to implementation utilizing the expertise and resources of the U.S. private sector.

For more than 30 years, USTDA has played an important role in building rail lines, power plants, airports and undersea fibre optic cables across Africa.

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