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Kenyans to expect reduced power cost

15th June, 2013

The parliamentary committee on energy says Kenyans should expect reduced cost of power within the next two years. Speaking when the committee visited the menengai geothermal project project on a fact finding tour committee chairman jamleck kamau said that ongoing geothermal exploration and production in various parts of the country has great potential which when exploited fully will lower power costs. The menengai geothermal project he said has the potential to add 10,000 mega watts(mw) to the national grid . The world renowned menengai crater is the second largest crater in africa and was born around 3 million years ago. A multi billion geothermal exploration project is currently being undertaken at the crater by the state-owned geothermal development company (gdc).