Chala Dandessa Debela
3 min readSep 1, 2022

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Toshiba and KenGen Conclude Memorandum of Understanding on Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Services for Geothermal Power Plants — African Business

Toshiba and KenGen Conclude Memorandum of Understanding on Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Services for Geothermal Power Plants — African Business

Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (hereinafter “KenGen”), a leading electric power generating company in Kenya, and Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (https://www.Toshiba-Energy.com/en) (hereinafter “Toshiba ESS”), a leading supplier of integrated energy solutions, concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU). The MOU anticipates a partnership of Operation and Maintenance (O&M) services for geothermal power plants in developing countries including East African countries through a combination of KenGen and Toshiba ESS’s know-how and networks. This MoU was signed at TICAD 8, Tunisia, August 27 and 28.

KenGen generates 60% of the country’s electricity, while 86% is generated from renewable energy such as wind power, hydropower, and geothermal. For geothermal power, KenGen has a 799 MW generation installed capacity, including the Olkaria Geothermal Power Plants, Kenya’s largest geothermal power complex. Under this MOU, KenGen will contribute to the development of geothermal power plants in East African countries and become the “The point of expert reference” in Africa.

KenGen Managing Director & CEO, Rebecca Miano said “Geothermal energy provides sustainable power supply. It is a resource Kenyans have in abundance. This advantage has allowed us to accumulate a significant wealth of expertise in its exploration, development, and application. This we have done for more than 50 years.”

Toshiba ESS has delivered 60 sets of geothermal power generation sets totaling 3,790 MW around the globe, including Africa. It also supplied 4 sets of 70 MW steam turbines and generators for KenGen’s Olkaria I and IV Geothermal Power Plants.

“I’m delighted to announce this cooperation with KenGen, Toshiba ESS has collaborated in the development of geothermal power generation and human resources in Uganda, Malawi, and other East African countries. Through this collaboration, I’m convinced that we can contribute to supplying clean and safe energy in the regions with KenGen.” said Toshiba ESS Business Development Executive, Toyoaki Fujita.

An ongoing survey is being conducted to identify geothermal resources within the Great Rift Valley. This tectonic plate boundary runs from north to south and has enormous geothermal potential. Both companies are excited to collaborate in this opportunity and plan for further business expansion.

A diagram of Kenya Electricity Generation Company
Name: Kenya Electricity Generation Company
Location: Nairobi (Republic of Kenya)
Established: 1954
Scope of Business: Development and operation of electricity generation plants
Representative: Rebecca Miano, Managing Director & CEO

Outline of Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
Name: Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
Location: Kawasaki City Kanagawa Japan
Established: 2017
Scope of business: Development, manufacture, sales, and support of energy business products, services, and systems
Representative: Tadasu Yotsuyanagi

Distributed by APO Group in Toshiba’s name.

About KenGen
Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC — KenGen is the leading electricity generation company in Eastern Africa region with an installed generation capacity market share of more than 60%. The company’s primary business is to provide safe, reliable, and competitively priced electric energy for the country in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner while creating value for its stakeholders.

KenGen PLC today has a installed generation capacity of 1,904MW. More than 86% of this is generated from renewable sources such as Hydro (826MW), Hydro (799MW), Thermal (253MW), Wind (26MW) and Geothermal (799MW).

Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation:
Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation is a leading supplier of integrated energy solutions. The company offers innovative, reliable, efficient and cost-effective energy solutions worldwide thanks to its long-standing experience and expertise in a variety of power generating systems and energy management technologies. In October 2017, Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO, 6502) was split. https://www.Toshiba-Energy.com/en

APO has issued this Press Release. The content has not been approved by African Business. This announcement is solely the responsibility of the issuer.

Source: african.business

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Chala Dandessa Debela

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