KenGen plans to produce 50MW from garbage
15 December 2011, 14:52
KenGen plans to generate 50 megawatts of electricity from
garbage from a Nairobi dumpsite as it pushes to diversify its power
sources and cut reliance on weather-dependent hydro-electric power.
The Sh9 billion power plant will be built once the
Dandora dumpsite is moved to Ruai—both situated east of Nairobi. The
plant will deepen electricity generation from renewable sources.
“We are assessing the feasibility report on the construction of a
socially-conscious and commercially viable waste to energy plant within
the Nairobi Metropolitan,” said Mr Eddy Njoroge, the managing director
of KenGen. “The project is expected to convert municipal waste into
electricity. We are working closely with the City Council.”
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