Geothermal

Third International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference Kicks Off Tomorrow in Nairobi

Key stakeholders from the off-grid renewable energy sector – including policy makers, the private sector, financiers, and development institutions – gather at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi tomorrow to push forward the global off-grid agenda. The third International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition (IOREC), organised by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), aims to …

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AfDB affirms commitment to funding Menengai Geothermal Project

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting the Menengai Geothermal Project during a tour of the project by the AfDB Vice President and Special Envoy on Gender Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi . Geraldine exclaimed the Menengai project would be a great achievement for the world and renewable energy. “What I have seen here …

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USTDA Launches its Largest Single Investment in Kenya’s Energy Sector

Today, during the U.S.-Africa Business Forum, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency launched its largest single investment in Kenya’s power sector to date  at a ceremony witnessed by the Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya, the Honorable William Ruto, and Power Africa Coordinator Andrew Herscowitz, USTDA Director Leocadia I. Zak. Zak announced support for …

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Kenya Scoops 6 Awards In World Energy Awards

In a colourful glitzy ceremony to recognize individuals and corporates that have made significant contributions in the energy sector worldwide, Kenya has scooped six out of the seven awards in the Sub-Saharan category during the 39th World Energy Engineering Congress in Washington, DC. The awards are run by The Association of Energy Engineers, a global nonprofit professional …

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GDC Announces New Organizational Structure for General Manager Positions

 The Geothermal Development Corporation (GDC) Board of Directors has re-organized senior management positions to enhance efficiency and service delivery. With effect from 20th August 2016, the GDC Board of Directors has abolished General Manager Positions in the old GDC Corporate organizational structure and created a new structure. The new structure has 7 divisions: Company Secretary; …

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Power Africa Launches New Partnership With The Government Of Japan

Power Africa has announced a new partnership arrangement with the Government of Japan focused on reducing energy poverty and increasing access to sustainable energy in sub-Saharan Africa. The Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) between the United States and Japan — signed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs …

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GDC, National Oil to offer joint oil and gas drilling services

The Geothermal Development Company (GDC) and National Oil Corporation of Kenya have entered into an agreement to offer joint oil and gas drilling services in Kenya and the region the first of its kind partnership that will see the two state agencies jointly bid and undertake drilling activities by leveraging on their individual and collective …

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Third International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference To convene in Nairobi in September 2016

Key stakeholders from the off-grid renewable energy sector – including policy makers, the private sector, financiers, and development institutions – will gather in Nairobi, Kenya from 30 September to 1 October 2016, to push forward the global off-grid agenda. The third International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition (IOREC), organised by the International Renewable Energy …

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GDC trains 113 staff with the JICA $20.5M capacity building grant Baringo-Silali Project

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has trained 113 young engineers, scientists and planners in the first phase of the $20.5M  geothermal capacity building grant extended to GDC in 2013. The first phase has been running for the last 2 and half years. “We at GDC are proud of JICA’s partnership in boosting the geothermal …

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Baringo Land deal paves way for commencement of the KfW 80 Million Euro Baringo-Silali Project

GDC has signed a land agreement pact with affected communities in the Baringo area thus paving way for the commencement of Phase one of the Baringo-Silali project. A meeting this morning between GDC’s Managing Director and CEO, Eng. Johnson P. Ole Nchoe, and the KfW Country Director, Dr. Klaus Liebig has reaffirmed that the Baringo-Silali …

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