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KenGen to improve geothermal power generation efficiency with IoT

The Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has signed a joint declaration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), to improve the efficiency in geothermal power generation.

The power utility targets to achieve improved security and efficiency in geothermal power generation with the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.

According to the African Business Fortune, KenGen MD and CEO, Rebecca Miano, Deputy Director General of UNIDO, Shigeru Maeda and Senior Vice President of JICA signed the declaration on cooperation in Japan last Friday.

The declaration brings together stakeholders of the upcoming operation and maintenance capacity strengthening with IoT technologies for the Olkaria Geothermal Power project.

It creates a platform for dialogue between the industry, manufacturers, policymakers and investors. Read more: KenGen appoints contractor for geothermal power plant project

The aim is to jointly build capacities and promote sharing of expertise with a view to improving efficiency.

Opportunities for KenGen

According to the Miano, the joint declaration will open opportunities for KenGen to enhance and strengthen capacity with IoT technologies to efficiently exploit geothermal resources with a view to meeting Kenya’s ever-rising power needs.

“We believe this joint partnership will enable Kenya to employ innovative methods to provide clean and affordable electric power for national development,” she said.

Through the partnership, UNIDO will strengthen operation and maintenance capacity with IoT technologies for Olkaria geothermal power in collaboration with JICA.

Babalwa Bungane
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