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1 KENYA ELECTRICITY GENERATING COMPANY LIMITED EFFECTIVE DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT OF ASSETS. Paper Presented by: Jennifer Oduor 1

2 INTRODUCTION Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen) is the leading electric power generation company in Kenya, producing about 80 percent of electricity consumed in the country. KenGen uses Hydro, geothermal, thermal, wind and currently exploring possibilities of increasing its capacity by using solar technology and conversion of waste to energy technologies. KenGen has an asset base of approximately Kenya Shillings 163 Billion and its landed property spans across the country. 2

3 LOCATION OF POWER GENERATING FACILITIES 3

4 PICTORIAL DEFINITION OF GIS 4 Converting tables of data into such a visual form is immediately and immensely powerful Diagram 1: Concept of Layers in GIS

5 HOW KENGEN APPLIES GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION SYSTEM IN DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF ASSETS 1. Geothermal Field Potential Assessment. Generation of geothermal-based electric energy requires huge capital investment for:- conclusive geo-scientific studies Large amounts of Field data collected by the various independent geo-scientific disciplines, such as, Geology, geophysics, geochemistry, geothermal reservoir engineering and environment departments. Data is analyzed and interpreted using GIS system’s analytical capabilities and mapping to select areas of sufficient geothermal potential for further development. This has had a positive financial impact on the company due to the improved certainty of sinking productive geothermal wells. 5

6 G EOPHYSICAL DATA : G EOLOGICAL STRUCTURES : G EOCHEMISTRY AND WELL : T ERRAIN M ODEL 6

7 R ESULTANT M AP OF MERGING D ATA FROM THE DIFFERENT D ISCIPLINES 7

8 2. Geothermal infrastructure integrated Planning Geothermal infrastructure consists of: Power stations, wells, steam gathering pipe networks, Access road networks, brine disposal and re-injection pipe network, power evacuation lines and water supply lines. Factors considered in designing infrastructure include :- the terrain, the environmental information, existing infrastructure, recommended buffer distances between components, animal routes, property boundaries and any protected zones among many others. Geospatial information system’s analytical and geo-processing tools makes it possible to incorporate all the necessary inputs to optimize the design and location of the geothermal infrastructure for KenGen. This has had a significant positive impact in the avoidance of environmental conflicts and financial well being of the company. This would not be possible without the GIS system. 8

9 G EOTHERMAL I NFRASTRUCTURE - (O LKARIA ) 9

10 Environmental Conservation, management and Monitoring of Environmental impacts. Olkaria Geothermal project is located within the Hell’s Gate national park which prides itself with the presence of many different animal and bird species not to mention the vegetation. KenGen is sensitive to this reality and has adopted conservation measures to safeguard the environment and mitigate the impact of the exploitation of the geothermal resource within the park and other areas close to community’s habitations. Mapping of the environmentally sensitive areas such as steep slopes gorges, bird nesting grounds, animal breeding grounds and the emergence of invasive species has been continuously done. It is mandatory to comply with the conservation regulation in the design of all the components of geothermal exploitation such as well location, waste disposal, pipeline route design, power plant location and general attitude within the park. Where some damage is inevitable, clear mitigation plan must be demonstrated to the satisfaction of the enforcing agency. 10

11 C ONFLICT PREDICTION AND MANAGEMENT WITH LOCAL COMMUNITIES (C ASE STUDY E BURRU ) KenGen uses GIS information system to identify, in advance, the areas of possible conflict between the company and local communities due its operations and to plan for ways of mitigating the effects. 11 Caption1: Caption from a Daily Newspaper Cutting

12 12 Map3: Crop damage and Long term conflict resolution in Eburru by identifying areas that must be purchased.

13 LAND ACQUISITION KenGen uses GIS in land acquisition to aid in providing information on the land terrain for purposes of zoning the land to facilitate purchase negotiation decisions. For example, recently the company had to purchase land for resettlement purposes. As part of the resettlement package, the Company is expected to construct houses for the Project Affected Persons (PAPS) who are classified according to their Villages. The land had fairly rugged terrain. GIS was used to identify suitable land for construction of houses within the rugged terrain. Maps were created showing the different land zones as shown in: 13

14 L AND A CQUISITION 14

15 U SING GIS TO SELECT AREAS FOR RESETTLEMENT OF COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY GEOTHERMAL ACTIVITIES AT O LKARIA 15

16 BENEFITS OF ADOPTING THE USE OF GIS TECHNOLOGY One Stop Data Shop : The GIS department has been acting as technical library, putting volumes of GIS data onto the shelves where they are available to all users throughout the company. Information Pool : A key advantage of property information management using GIS is the synergy arising from the pooling of information. A particular benefit of GIS is the ability to integrate data from a wide range of company sources using location as a common point of reference. Data Credibility: If managed properly the process of data integration will alleviate or neutralize problems of data duplication, reduce data limitations and help to reduce data capture costs. Data Base Management: An ability to handle changes in features over time. GIS provides an opportunity to tailor the database to suit different types of users. It also provides High-quality map production. Data Security: Provision of authority-wide access to a corporate resource Geographical analysis of property information; Cross Relation : Each land parcel can be related to other geographical and demographic information. Asset Management: Users can establish what property interests are owned in any given area, by whom, Acreage and Encumbrances if any. 16

17 CHALLENGES FACED IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF GIS TECHNOLOGY Merging Various Interests: The various departments (like geology, geophysics, drilling, environmental etc.) have independent systems and of handling their data and data management soft-wares, thus several stages of data reduction and/or reformatting before importing into the GIS databases is a major challenge. Manual Information: Some of the information is in hard copies (e.g. hard copy reports, maps, hand written tables, scale-less diagrams etc) that require digitizing, geo- referencing and extensive field ground research. Culture Change: Lack of data sharing culture among professionals, institutions and Government departments has been and still is the biggest stumbling block of benefiting from vast amount of innovative work by many great minds. Most professionals believe that the value of data and information enhances depending on scarcity of the information. The fact is that the information itself is not important unless it is shared among professionals. Justifying Investing in GIS: Quantification in monetary terms of investment in GIS Hardware and Software to the organization is a challenge and hence justify an increase in budget provisions going forward. Training : There is urgent need for training more people in GIS! 17

18 PROPOSED AREAS WHERE K EN G EN INTENDS TO APPLY GIS TECHNOLOGY Land Administration and Management. Human Resource Management. Company fleet management. Corporate social responsibility management and monitoring. Power Outage prediction & mitigation analysis 18

19 THANK YOU LISTENING TO ME ! ***END*** 19


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