Akiira One, is Akiira Geothermal Limited's (AGL) first geothermal exploration and power plant development project located just south of the Greater Olkaria Geothermal Complex (GOGA) in Naivasha, Kenya. A region that is well developed and with a proven geothermal field. The entire concession granted to the developer by the Ministry of Energy, straddles 480km2 area, however the project is focussed on an initial area covering 120km2, in a block known as Akiira.
Geothermal Energy In Kenya
The provision of reliable and affordable electric energy is indispensable to the social and economic development of any country. In Kenya, electricity is at the core of Vision 2030 – a development plan that seeks to steer this country towards being a mid-income economy in the next 20 years. For Vision 2030 to materialize, Kenya needs more than 10,000 MWe, of this, a minimum of 5,000 MWe is expected to come from the geothermal resources.
Kenya's geothermal potential is in excess of 7,000 MWe, spread in more than 14 locations. This opens new investment opportunities from exploration for steam, supply of equipment to construction of power plants; the planned developments are enormous.