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NMG & KenGen host Sustainable Energy Conference

NMG and KenGen in June hosted the first ever conference on renewable energy as the nation steps up efforts to cement its position as the African leader in the use of electricity from clean sources. The two-day event was held on 16th – 17th June, at the Olkaria Geothermal Spa was an initiative of the Nation Media Group, the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) and the Ministry of Energy.

Top government officials from the Energy ministry, firms in the sector and its supply chains, as well as financial institutions such as The World Bank, African Development Bank (AfDB), JICA, A.P. Moller Capital, among others attended the conference.

The conference discussed the challenges hampering Kenya’s efforts to scale up the use of clean energy and recommend measures to address the hurdles. Kenya has in recent years stepped up the use of clean energy like geothermal, wind and solar energy but the country remains short on tapping vast potential.