Three thermal power plants to be phased out

Three thermal power plants to be phased out

Three thermal power plants will be decommissioned over the next five years as more renewable energy is injected to the national grid and high voltage power lines are constructed to supply deficiency regions.

Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter says the commissioning of the Lessos-Kisumu high voltage power line later this year will inform the decommissioning of the 60 megawatts Muhoroni thermal plant.

He also announced that the 165 megawatts Olkaria V geothermal plant will be commissioned next month.

This is expected to drive efforts by the government to significantly boost electricity connection to households and businesses.

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He is adamant that no power purchasing agreement by any thermal plant would be renewed as the government targets to push electricity generation to only renewable sources.

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