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KENYA: Kenya's main power generator plans to add 20.4 megawatts of wind energy to its national grid by 2013 to stabilize its energy supply amid increased demand

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Kenya's main power generator plans to add 20.4 megawatts of wind energy to its national grid by 2013 to stabilize its energy supply amid increased demand.

Kenya's electricity generating company, KenGen plans to add 20.4 megawatts of electric...

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NGONG HILLS, KENYA (SEPTEMBER 9, 2010) (REUTERS)
VARIOUS OF GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL FROM KENYA ELECTRICITY GENERATING COMPANY (KENGEN) AT THE NGONG WIND FARM
KENYA'S ENERGY MINISTER, KIRA...

NGONG HILLS, KENYA (SEPTEMBER 9, 2010) (REUTERS)
VARIOUS OF GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL FROM KENYA ELECTRICITY GENERATING COMPANY (KENGEN) AT THE NGONG WIND FARM
KENYA'S ENERGY MINISTER, KIRAITU MURUNGI ADDRESSING JOURNALISTS
JOURNALISTS LISTENING

(SOUNDBITE) (English) KIRAITU MURUNGI, ENERGY MINISTER SAYING:
"We need a lot of electricity in this country to launch this country on the path of industrialization. By the year 2013, which is only a few years from now, we plan to generate 3000 megawatts. Our current installed capacity is only 1350 Megawatts and we want to double this capacity."

VARIOUS OF WIND TURBINES
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(SOUNDBITE) (English) KIRAITU MURUNGI, ENERGY MINISTER SAYING:
"The development of wind energy resources will reduce carbon dioxide and other green house gasses while providing cushion against high electricity prices induced by escalation in the prices of petroleum fuels and drought induced power rations that we have seen in the past."

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(SOUNDBITE) (English) EDDIE NJOROGE, MANAGING DIRECTOR, KENYA ELECTRICITY GENERATING COMPANY, KENGEN SAYING:
"We have embarked on an ambitious program with a view to meeting Kenya's electricity demand which has been growing at annual rate fuelled by a population increase and the recent economic gains."

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