KenGen has received the green light to sell an equivalent of 4.6 million tonnes of carbon emissions earned over the last 18 months.
This follows the finalization of the verification of its six projects by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
KenGen produces about 72 per cent of the electricity consumed in Kenya, with an installed generation capacity of 1,818MW, of which over 86 per cent is drawn from green sources namely: Hydro (826MW), Geothermal (713MW), Thermal (253MW), and Wind (26MW).
The country has an estimated potential of 10,000MW of geothermal along the Rift Valley.
In addition, the company intends to incorporate additional geothermal, wind and solar projects which will further reduce carbon emissions annually.
“KenGen intends to incorporate additional geothermal, wind and solar projects which will reduce between 100,000 to 600,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions every year, in the process reducing the impact of climate change on the environment.” KenGen Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Rebecca Miano said.