Friday, September 22, 2017

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PS for Energy Eng. Joseph Njoroge (Left), Kenya Renewable Energy Association (KEREA) Chairman- Kamal Gupta, World Bank Senior Energy Specialist- Josphat Sasia and World Bank Global Energy and Extractives Practice Manager, Africa region- Sudeshna Banerjee engaging in a discussion during the launch of the Kenya Off-grid Solar Access Project (KOSAP) at Sarova Panafric Hotel on 19 th September, 2017.

The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum with the support from the World Bank has launched a 150 million dollar solar project that will enable majority of the residents in the arid and semi-arid regions in the country have access to electricity.

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CS Charles Keter addressing the media during the press conference alongside PS for Petroleum Mr. Andrew Kamau, Martin Mbogo- Country Manager Tullow Oil, David Mahaga- General Manager Africa Oil, and Anthony G. Mwangi- Director, Public Affairs Tullow Oil.

The Kenyan Government has deferred the commissioning of the early oil pilot scheme (EOPS) to allow for the Next Parliament to address matters raised in the Presidential Memorandum on Assent to the Petroleum (Exploration, Development & Production) Bill, 2015. 

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President Uhuru Kenyatta unveils a plaque to officially commission the ground breaking for 158MW Olkaria V geothermal power plant at OlKaria in Naivasha on April 28, 2017. He called for more investments in the energy sector.

President Uhuru Kenyatta officially broke ground for the construction of Olkaria V geothermal power plant expected to add 158MW of electricity to the national grid. The President also commissioned 14 wellhead units generating a total of 75MW of electricity, during the groundbreaking ceremony in Naivasha.
The wellhead unit is a unique technology developed by Kenyan engineers to harness geothermal power, which has reduced the duration between the first drilling of a well and installation of a geothermal plant from five years to two years.

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Kenya Pipeline Managing Director & CEO Mr. Joe Sang joins the EJEA III Awardees on stage as they celebrate their achievement. From left: David Herbling- Nation Media Group (Energy Financing Award), Neville Otuki- Nation Media Group (Power Generation Award and 2nd Runners up), Hillary Makoha- Baraka FM (Green Initiative Award and 1st Runners up), Paul Wafula- Standard Media Group (Overall Winner, Energy Policy and Regulation Award, Power Transmission and Infrastructure Award and Oil & Gas category Award), Abi Ngina- Standard Media Group (Nuclear Energy Award) and Moses Michura- Standard Media Group (Oil & Gas category Award).

Journalists have been urged to promote the energy development agenda through quality and factual reporting of initiatives and projects being undertaken in the sector.
Speaking at the third Energy Journalism Excellence Awards (EJEA III) gala dinner, Principal Secretary Eng. Dr. Joseph Njoroge said the media should help Kenyans understand current efforts by the Government to enhance access to affordable, reliable and environmental friendly power.

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7th March 2017

Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) and Kenya Petroleum Refineries Limited (KPRL) today signed a 3 year lease agreement allowing Kenya Pipeline to use the facilities of KPRL for the Early Oil Pilot Scheme Project.
The Early Oil Pilot Scheme Project is a government initiative aimed at exploration and marketing of crude oil that will place Kenya as an oil exporter.
Witnessing the signing of the agreement, Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter praised both parties for agreeing to work together in order to elevate Kenya’s economic status.
He asked the KPC and KPRL parties to work together to ensure the Early Oil Pilot Scheme begins as scheduled.

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