Kenya Electricity Generation Company (KenGen) Chairman Julius Ogamba has revealed that the upgrade of the company’s Gogo power plant in Migori County aligns perfectly with Kenya’s commitment to clean energy and contributes significantly to the national goals outlined in the global climate action agenda.
Addressing board members after a tour of the company’s facility in Sondu, Kisumu County, Ogamba said the upgrade will take between 30 to 36 months.
The plant got Cabinet approval for redevelopment last week.
Ogamba said the multibillion project is poised to elevate the Migori-based plant’s electricity generation capacity from the current 2MW to a robust 8.6MW.
He expressed confidence that the Gogo Hydropower Redevelopment Project will contribute significantly to the prosperity of Western Kenya and thanked the national government for supporting the company.
He said KenGen boasts of total generation capacity of 825MW from all its hydropower plants, constituting a significant 46% of the nation’s total energy output.
By Fredrick Odiero
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