Featured Photo: Geothermal energy in Kenya
Hot steam is transmitted by pipeline at the Ormat geothermal plant in Kenya, a major source of renewable energy generation, which was recently expanded with the support of OPIC financing. In the foreground, plant managers meet with Hal Connolly, senior advisor for energy and the environment, to Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Connolly was in Africa earlier this month with a U.S. Congressional delegation to learn more about the energy sector on the continent. OPIC has long supported projects to boost electricity generation in Africa and will play a key role in the U.S. Power Africa initiative aimed at doubling access to power there.