KenGen named East Africa’s best sustainable power producer

KenGen CEO Mrs. Rebecca Miano. PHOTO: FILE.

KenGen has emerged East Africa’s Best Sustainable Power Producer in the 2018 Capital Finance International Awards ( Awards).

KenGen, Kenya’s largest power producer accounting for 69% of the country’s power, was granted this award for its continued, and deliberate focus on renewable energy – which accounts for 84% of the company’s power sources.

The company was also awarded the top honour for its sustained effort, through the KenGen Foundation, to implement its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities that impact on communities that live around its power installations and projects.

KenGen Managing Director and CEO, Rebecca Miano, said the award recognised KenGen’s sustainability efforts in energy generation which she said was focused on geothermal generation, an energy source that is not only renewable but also sustainable and not affected by weather

“We are pleased to have been granted the East Africa’s Best Sustainable Power Producer award. It also recognizes the deliberate efforts we have taken to implement our Good to Great strategy and also ensuring sustainability of the company from one generation to another.”

On its part, the Capital Finance International commended KenGen for its efforts to drive Kenya’s renewable energy path, and for its responsible corporate citizenry especially it’s robust, impactful, and sustainable CSR projects.