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KenGen Promises Kenyans Cheaper Electricity


KenGen CEO Peter Njenga

Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) Managing Director Peter Njenga has promised Kenyans cheaper electricity in the coming days.

In a statement on Monday, Njenga said the company has increased hydropower generation after the country’s main dams in the Seven Forks Cascade hit one of the highest water levels in the recent past.

The KenGen CEO said the impressive performance on the hydropower side of the business has been driven by the Masinga Dam, which is Kenya’s largest, maintaining near maximum water levels of 1,056 meters above sea level (mASL), over the last three days.

“We are happy to report that we are receiving very good inflows from the Mount Kenya and Aberdares catchment areas which has led to high water levels at our dams. This will see Kenyans reap the full benefit of cheaper electricity,” said Njenga.

The KenGen boss said the company has recorded a peak output of more than 471MW over the last 24 hours which will go a long way in stabilizing grid-scale electricity costs.

at the same time, Njenga reassured Kenyans especially those living downstream of the five dams saying they do not expect to have water spilling downriver any time soon.

“Despite getting close to the maximum water levels at the Masinga Dam which is our biggest, we have not reached spilling level thanks to a robust water management program being implemented by our engineers. We however remain vigilant and will issue an alert should we envision a potential water overflow from the large dams,” said Njenga.

The KenGen boss further said the company has noted reduced inflows over the last week giving further assurance that Masinga Dam will not reach the spilling level any time soon.

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