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The Kenya Geothermal Congress (KGC) is a series of international geothermal conferences organized by the Geothermal Association of Kenya to promote the development of geothermal energy in Kenya.

The 2024 edition provides a platform for deliberations on investments, policies, and industry best practices.


Incentivizing Geothermal Energy for Kenya’s industrial development.


  • Pre-Conference Training: 15th July, 2024
  • Technical Conference: 16th – 18th, July 2024
  • Field Trips: 19th – 21st, July 2024
  • Location: Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi



The Geothermal Association of Kenya is pleased to invite all interested participants to submit their KGC 2024 abstracts. The call is open until on, or before January 31 2024. Please check the details below for the list of topics and how to submit your abstracts.

THEME: Incentivizing Geothermal Energy for Kenya’s industrial development.

  • To receive factual information on the status and future developmental plans in the geothermal sector in Kenya.
  • Come see the very first ever geothermal power plant constructed in Africa – 1981 and going strong. Over 985MW worth of installed geothermal capacity. Kenya is where you want to be in July 2024.
  • To give contributions to innovations and solutions relevant to the geothermal sector.
  • Meet the key stakeholders in the geothermal sector in Kenya.
  • Business-to-business networking. This is the right time to expand your business in Kenya and the region. KGC 2024 will provide just that and much more through high-level B2B engagements.
  • Early registration discounted rate of 20% on sponsorship, exhibition, and delegates is open until 31 March 2024.
  • THEME: Incentivizing Geothermal Energy for Kenya’s industrial development.

The congress is expected to attract 600 delegates;

  • Geothermal Companies in Kenya
  • The Private and Public Sector
  • Financial Institutions
  • Legal Institutions
  • County Governments
  • Academia
  • Development Partners
  • Service Providers/Suppliers
  • Equipment Manufactures


For guidance purposes only



  1. Gain valuable exposure to key decision-makers in the government and
    investment sectors.
  2. Showcase your company expertise and experience as a leader and supporter of geothermal development and investment.
  3. Network with potential clients, partners and investors.
  4. Receive factual information on the status and future developmental plans in the geothermal sector in Kenya.
  5. Meet the key stakeholders in Kenya’s geothermal sector.
  6. Business-to-business networking.




Attached is the KGC 2024 proposed Activities, Program & Speakers for your planning.

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: Activities, Program & Speakers KGC 2024 – Draft: 13th May 2024

Pre-Conference Training: 15th July 2024

Plenary Sessions: 16th – 18th July 2024

LOCATION: Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi

At KGC 2024:

  • Discover valuable industry knowledge and trends from well-known professionals in keynote speeches and top-level conversations that pave the way for collaborative education.
  • Delve into innovative concepts through expert talks, acquiring valuable perspectives, and encouraging in-depth dialogues on revolutionary research and initiatives.
  • Tailor your learning journey in more intimate, specialized conversations that delve into particular topics, emerging developments, and actionable tactics within an engaging setting.

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of geothermal energy by joining us for exclusive field trip sessions to explore geothermal sites during the upcoming congress.

This unique opportunity will allow you to witness firsthand the power and potential of geothermal energy, as well as gain valuable insights into the latest innovations and technologies in the field.

Extend networking with industry leaders beyond the venue while experiencing the awe-inspiring beauty of geothermal landscapes as we delve into the heart of this sustainable energy source. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience that promises to inspire, educate, and transform your perspective on geothermal energy.


  • Geothermal Development Company (GDC)
  • Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen)


  • Kaishan Group


  • Ormat Technologies
  • Toshiba International Europe
  • National Oilwell Varco (NOV)
  • Baker Hughes


  • Steam SRL​
  • Turboden Spa
  • Sosian Energy
  • Scientific Drilling
  • Green Chemicals
  • Exergy
  • Enertime
  • GreenFire Energy
  • Geothermal Rising
  • Sosian Energy
  • GreenFire Energy
  • Welltec
  • Fortescue Future Industries
  • Oraro & Company Advocates
  • Australia Africa Energy and Minerals Institute
  • Dedan Kimathi University of Science and Technology
  • Empakaa Energy Limited
  • Geo-Energy Europe
  • Unione Geotermica Italiana
  • ThinkGeoEnergy


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The eTA application collects biographic information and answers eligibility questions from the traveller. eTA applications for Kenya should be submitted at least 2 weeks before travel to ensure adequate time for processing. Travellers can submit their applications up to 3 months before travel. It is highly recommended that travellers apply as soon as they have booked their accommodations and transport tickets.

Persons who are exempt from obtaining the Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA)

  1. Holders of valid Kenya Passports or one-way Emergency Certificate issued by Kenya Missions abroad.
  2. Holders of Kenya Permanent Residence, valid Work Permits and Passes.
  3. Holders of valid United Nations Conventional Travel Document issued by the Government of Kenya.
  4. Members of the Diplomatic Missions and International Organizations Accredited to Kenya.
  5. Citizens of the East African Partner States; These countries include Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. (Exempted for Six (6) months)
  6. All passengers in transit through Kenya arriving and leaving by the same aircraft or transferring to another aircraft and who do not leave the precincts of Airports in Kenya.
  7. All passengers arriving and leaving by the same ship, and who do not leave the ship.
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  9. Owners of private aircraft stopping over for refueling in Kenya and who do not leave the precincts of the airport.

Each eligible traveller is required to apply for an eTA before starting travel. It is mandatory to use the Government’s official website to submit your application. Applications submitted via third party websites will be automatically denied. For children under the age of 18, the legal guardian, parent or accompanying adult is responsible for filling the application.

If you expect to travel to Kenya regularly or have multiple trips planned, we highly encourage you to download the “Kenya Travel Authorisation” mobile app that will be available soon. You will be able to securely save your travel documents and profile on your phone which can be reused for future travel.

What do I need to apply?

All visitors including infants and children who intend to travel to the Republic of Kenya must have an approved Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) before the start of their journey.

Please have the following documents ready before starting your application.

For all travellers

  • Valid passport for at least six (6) months after your planned date of arrival into Kenya, with at least one blank page
  • Selfie or passport-type photo
  • Contact information, email address and phone number
  • Details of your arrival and departure itinerary
  • Accommodation booking confirmation(s)
  • Credit card, debit card or other means of payment

Based on your country of residence and citizenships the following may also be required:

  • Financial assets / banks letter(s)

Based on your purpose of visit the following may also be required:

  • Letter and/or appointment letter from the referring doctor/hospital
  • Conference invitation/participation letter
  • Employment contract
  • Supporting documents for resettlement
  • Vaccination(s) or test results certificates

For travellers arriving for business

  • Invitation letter from company
  • Copy of registration of the company

For travellers visiting family

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Processing time is three (3) working days but in some cases it may take longer.

Contact Us

If you need any assistance regarding your application, please email us at support@etakenya.go.ke or call us on +254 202 222 022. For urgent queries, please use our live chat to be connected to a Customer Support Agent.

GAK at the World Geothermal Congress 2023. Insights on the Kenya Geothermal Congress 2024, Investments in the Kenya Geothermal Sector & Kenya’s role in the African context. Video above is courtesy of ThinkGeoEnergy.

  1. A showcase of the country’s successes,
    Promotion of cooperation between companies and institutions in the
    geothermal sector,
  2. The engagement of communities in the resource areas,
  3. Inclusivity and diversification in geothermal development,
  4. Presentations for and from national policy makers,
  5. Scientific presentations and plenary sessions,
  6. Field excursions to various geothermal projects in the country,
  7. An exhibition showcasing geothermal successes and lessons,
  8. Networking and social events.

Pillars of The Congress

  1. Policy Frameworks and Regulation
  2. Financing and Investment Opportunities
  3. Technological Innovation and Advancement
  4. Capacity Building and Knowledge Transfer

KGC 2024 Main Sponsors

  • Geothermal Development Company (GDC)
  • Kengen Kenya

KGC 2024 Platinum Sponsors

  • kaishan

KGC 2024 Silver Sponsors

  • Baker Hughes
  • NOV
  • Ormat Technologies
  • Toshiba

KGC 2024 Lanyard Sponsors

  • Steam - Lava - Square

KGC 2024 Media Partners

  • thinkgeoenergy

KGC 2024 Exhibitors

  • Dedan Kimathi University of Technology
  • Exergy Orc
  • Geothermal Rising
  • Green Chemicals
  • Green Fire Energy
  • Scientific Drilling Company
  • Sosian Energy
  • Turboden Spa

KGC 2024 Partners

  • Baker Hughes
  • Dedan Kimathi University of Technology
  • Geo Energy Europe
  • Green Fire Energy
  • Kenya private sector alliance (KEPSA)
  • Oraro Company Advocates
  • Welltec
  • Unione Geotermica Italiana
  • Sosian Energy