KenGen scoops award for best African Energy Company of the year

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Kenya’s largest power producing company- KenGen has triumphed in scooping the title of the best Africa Energy Company award for 2014/15 in an event that was made up of utility companies in Africa.

“KenGen is proud and happy to be on the lead in moving the country towards self-sufficiency and providing reliable, affordable and renewable energy,” said KenGen Managing Director and Chief Executive Albert Mugo after receiving the award.

The company was competing against Umeme of Uganda, Electricity Company of Ghana Limited, Nigeria’s Niger Delta Power Holding Company Ltd and Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited and they managed to carry the award home.

The Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) which succeeded to commence on the Olkaria geothermal steam generation project was positioned eighth in the steam energy production category worldwide.

The ceremony took place during the annual African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa event in Cape Town, South Africa which saw 700 of Africa’s water and power industry professionals attend.

The event seeks to identify and recognize exceptional utility companies in the continent.

KenGen is the largest power producing company in Kenya producing about 72% of the electricity consumed in the country.