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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

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 electricity from wind turbines at a single site in a move to add renewable power sources to help stabilise supplies by 2013, its energy minister said on Wednesday (September 08). Ranked as east Africa's largest economy, Kenya has a low power generation capacity and i...

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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, 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 CLOSE-UP OF TURBINE (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." HERD...

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 CLOSE-UP OF TURBINE (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." HERDS BOY DRIVING HIS SHEEP AT WIND FARM MEDIUM VIEW OF TURBINE ELECTRICITY CABLES AT WIND FARM TURBINE/ CAR DRIVING PAST (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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MASINGA, KENYA (FILE 2009) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF DRYING DAM PEOPLE FISHING AT THE DAM VARIOUS OF THE ELECTRONIC SWITCH YARD AT MASINGA DAM...

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