By Nicholas Nduati
US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec Tuesday paid a courtesy call on Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter at his office to discuss among others US involvement in power generation in Kenya.
Keter told Godec that Kenya needs enya needs $14 – $18 billion for various energy projects including fast-tracking crude oil production from the various oil fields in northern Kenya.
Through US firm, Power Africa that is currently involved in various power projects in the country such as the Lake Turkana Wind Power Project, Godec says the US plans to increase its presence in renewable energy generation in Kenya.
According to Keter, the talks with the US Ambassador realized various forms of financing to help fast-track the realization of the much awaited projects such as crude oil production in Northern Kenya.
With regards to involving counties in the power generation, Keter said opportunities for independent power producers through solar and hydro power generation in counties are still open.