Kenya Electricity Generating Company
|Traded as||KN: KEGN|
|Founded||1 February 1954|
Eng. Albert Mugo - CEOJoshua Choge - Chairman
|Revenue||KES 17.72 Billion (June 30, 2013)|
|KES 5.27 Billion (June 30, 2013)|
|Total assets||KES 188.7 Billion(June 30, 2013)|
|Total equity||KES 74.13 (June 30, 2013)|
Number of employees
|2,063 (June 30, 2013)|
- Not to be confused with the associated Kenya Power and Lighting Company.
Kenya Electricity Generating Company or simply KenGen is a company, the largest power producing company in Kenya producing about 72% of the electricity consumed in the country.
KenGen relies on various sources to generate electricity ranging from hydro, geothermal, thermal and wind. Hydro is the leading source, with an installed capacity of 0.821 GW, which is 52.3 percent of the company’s installed capacity.
The company owns 14 hydropower plants with a combined capacity of 820 MW, five thermal power plants of 256 MW, five geothermal power plants of 493 MW and one Wind power plant of 5.1 MW resulting a total installed capacity of 1,5695 GW.
The power stations are within the great Rift Valley adjacent to the famous Hell’s Gate National Park, and also bordering Lake Naivasha.
The company was founded on 1 February 1954 as the Kenya Power Company (KPC) and was commissioned to construct the transmission line between Nairobi and Tororo in Uganda. This was to transmit power generated at the Owen Falls Dam to Kenya. KPC was also tasked to develop electricity generating facilities in the country.
KPC was managed by the Kenya Power and Lighting Company under a management contract. In January 1997, the management of KPC was formally separated from Kenya Power as a direct result of reforms being under taken in the energy sector and the entire economy. Subsequently, on January 19, 1998 the company changed its name from Kenya Power Company to Kenya Electricity Generating Company. The trading name KenGen was also adopted at this point.
In 2006, KenGen was listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange after the Government of Kenya sold 30 percent of its stake in the company through a successful initial public offering that received over 280,000 applications.
|Rank||Name of Owner||Percentage Ownership|
|1||Government of Kenya||70.00|
List of power stations and installed capacity
See also List of power stations in Kenya
The current capacity of KenGen's power stations are;
- Kipevu I Diesel - 73.5 MW
- Kipevu III Diesel - 120 MW
- Embakasi Gas Turbine - 60 MW
- Lamu - 2.9 MW
- Garissa - 6.7 MW
- Gitaru Hydro Power Plant - 225 MW
- Gogo Hydro Power Plant - 2 MW, on the Gucha River
- Kamburu Hydro Power Plant - 94.2 MW
- Kiambere Hydro Power Plant - 168 MW
- Kinduruma Hydro Power Plant - 72 MW
- Masinga Hydro Power Plant - 40 MW
- Mesco Hydro Power Plant - 0.38 MW
- Ndula Hydro Power Plant - 2.00 MW
- Sagana Hydro Power Plant - 1.5 MW
- Sondu Miriu Hydro Power Plant - 60 MW
- Sosiani Hydro Power Plant - 0.4 MW
- Tana Hydro Power Plant - 20 MW
- Turkwel Hydro Power Plant - 106 MW
- Wanjii Hydro Power Plant - 7.4 MW
- Olkaria I Geothermal Power Plant - 185 MW
- Olkaria II Geothermal Power Plant - 105 MW
- Olkaria IV - 140 MW
- Eburru Geothermal Power Plant - 2.5 MW
- Wellhead Geothermal Power Plant - 5.0 MW
- Ngong Hills Wind Power Station: Phase I - 5.1 MW
- Ngong Hills Wind Power Station: Phase II - 20.4 MW
- Well head Generation - 70 MW - Completion Year: 2014
- Olkaria I Unit 6 - 70 MW - Completion Year: 2015/16
- Eburru Project - 25 MW - Completion Year: 2016
- Olkaria V - 560 MW completion year: 2016/2017
- Olkaria VI - 140 MW - Completion Year: 2016/17
- Olkaria VII - 140 MW - Completion Year: 2018
- Olkaria VIII - 140 MW - Completion Year: 2018
- Meru Wind Power Station: Phase I - 100 MW - Completion Year: 2017
- Meru Wind Power Station: Phase II - 300 MW - Completion Year: 2020
- Kilifi coal plant 700MW - Completion Year: 2016/17
- Karura Hydro Power - 90MW Completion Year: 2018
- List of countries by electricity exports
- List of countries by electricity imports
- List of countries by electricity production
- "KenGen 2013 Annual Report" (PDF). Kenya Electricity Generating Company. June 30, 2013. Retrieved October 14, 2013.
- "Image: installed_elec_capacity_nov2014.jpg, (2339 × 1654 px)". erc.go.ke. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
- ": : Kengen : :". kengen.co.ke. Retrieved 5 September 2015.