A new report dubbed Renewables Global Status 2018 ranks Kenya ninth globally in geothermal power generating capability and top in the African continent with 700 megawatts (MW).
Other countries in the top to are the US with a capacity of 2,500 megawatts followed by the Philippines (1,900 MW), Indonesia (1,800 MW), Turkey (1,100 MW), New Zealand (1000 MW), Mexico (900 MW), Italy (800 MW) and Iceland (750 MW).
The report also indicates that about 9 million households in Kenya have access to off-grid renewable energy. Renewable energy accounts for over 70% of Kenya’s installed capacity compared to the world average of 24%, according to the government.
Kenya has invested in a lot of renewable energy projects with green energy power plants under development in Kenya include the 300 MW Lake Turkana Wind Power Plant, which is the single largest wind power plant in Africa, the 70MW Olkaria 1 and the 140 MW Ol Karia V.