04 Apr '11, 9am

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tours Geothermal Plant in East Africa's Great Rift Valley

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tours Geothermal Plant in East Africa's Great Rift Valley

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tours Geothermal Plant in East Africa's Great Rift Valley Full Steam Ahead Towards a Green Economy in Kenya Nairobi, 2 April 2011 - The rise of geothermal energy in Kenya's Great Rift Valley was witnessed today by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who toured the Olkaria plant northwest of the country's capital of Nairobi. He was joined by Energy Minister, Kiraitu Murungi, Managing Director of the energy company Kengen, Eddy Njoroge and members of the UN Chief Executives Board, including UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director, Achim Steiner. Africa's largest Geothermal Power Station, Olkaria generates over 150 Megawatts (MW) into the national grid, with Kenya aiming for 1200 MW by 2018. The state-of-the-art plant, located on the Great Rift Valley, operates on a single flash plant cycle with steam consumption of 7.5 t/h/MW. Geo...

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