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The state-owned Geothermal Development Company (GDC) announced on 15 January that it expects Quantum Power East Africa Ltd to begin construction in March of the first of three 35MW independent power producer (IPP) projects worth a combined $210m at the Menengai geothermal complex. GDC said Quantum Power’s project would be followed by Sosian Menengai Geothermal Power Ltd, reported in the Kenyan press to have been part owned until recently by Gideon Moi, son of the former Kenyan president Daniel arap Moi.