Kericho County to set up an Integrated Renewable Energy and Sugar Plant at Cheramor
Kericho Governor, H.E. Prof. Paul Chepkwony signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the County Government of Kericho and Asiatic Oxygen Ltd of Kanoria Group of Companies of India who will be setting up a Ksh.6b Integrated Renewable Energy and Sugar Plant at Cheramor area in Soliat ward.
The County Governments department of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, will also help the farmers in the development of seed cane thus raising the county’s economy and infrastructure. Kanoria Group of India Chairman, Ajay Kanoria stated that, the plant once complete, will generate an estimated 1000 job opportunities therefore economically empowering the residents of Kericho County.
The Plant which is said to have an initial crushing capacity of 2500 metric tonnes of cane per day will also produce 260Mwh of renewable energy out of 187Mwh which will be supplied to the national grid.