African Energy Chamber (AEC) has named Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC CEO and MD Rebecca Miano as one of the energy champions to watch on 2021.
Rebecca is among the list of 25 individual lezdera from across Africa, from presidents to corporate heads named by AEC.
‘Africa Energy Chamber (AEC) boasts an unmatched capability to bring together key stakeholders in industry, govt & with a clear focus on forging new ground in africa’s energy sector”, the introduction stated.
The CEO who has led the state power producer since 2017 was gifted another term of 3 years for exemplary performance that has put the company on ‘an upward growth trajectory, consistently reporting good corporate financial performance despite a difficult operating environment that has affected many other businesses globally’. She first served in an acting capacity since 2015.
The AEC list consists of three African heads of state, Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari, D.R Congo’s Félix Tshisekedi and Angola’s João Lourenço.
Others include Total’s President for Africa Nicole Terraz, Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Salman, the head of Saudi Arabia’s delegation to the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Hu Xiao Lian who is the Chairwoman of Exim bank of China.
“Kenya is positioning itself as a green energy leader and a strong power hub in East Africa. Leading these efforts is the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), under the leadership of Rebecca Miano. As Kenya further increases geothermal generation and seeks to augment power generation capacity, Rebecca’s strategic decisions will impact the country’s ability to reach its renewable energy targets, and ultimately shape East Africa’s regional energy market’, the African Energy Chamber wrote under Rebecca Miano’s profile
KenGen’s future plans as communicated in the early November AGM is ‘solidify its position as a leading electricity producer and expanding beyond Kenya’.
In recent years, KenGen has expanded Geothermal energy exploration in Kenya and beyond. The company plans to pump additional 83.3 MegaWatts into Kenya’s electricity grid by 2021.
It has also exported technical expertise to help Ethiopia explore Geothermal power. KenGen won a Sh5.3 billion tender to drill two geothermal wells in Ethiopia.
The state corporation which made a profit of Sh45.97billion in 2019, which represents a 1.5 per cent growth from 2018, is also eyeing similar geothermal drilling deals in Uganda, Tanzania, Djibouti, Rwanda, South Sudan, The Sudan, Zambia and Comoros to boost revenues.
At the African Energy Chamber, we believe that deal-making is all about relationships. The Chamber boasts an unmatched capability to bring together key stakeholders in industry, government and with a clear focus on forging new ground in africa’s energy sector.
in this feature, we profile some of the key individuals and organisations that we expect to see at the forefront of our industry in 2021.
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