#GDCTeam Patrick Oyugi

Office location: Menengai Geothermal Project, Nakuru County

How long have you worked at GDC?

10 years

What do you do at GDC?

As a Safety Engineer, I promote workplace safety through development and implementation of safety measures aligned with applicable statutory regulations and recommended industry practice

What does your typical work day in GDC look like?

I inspect work site and job operations, lead safety discussions in pre-job safety meetings, as well as ensure availability of required protective equipment

How does your role complement the GDC vision of providing green energy for Kenya?

Identifying and controlling workplace and job hazards fosters safe and efficient completion of GDC operations to enable development of geothermal resources

What do you like most about your job?

My job provides numerous opportunities for learning and applying engineering principles to effectively control workplace hazards. Experience gained and achieved qualifications provide the basis for attaining recognized professional qualifications in the field of Safety Engineering

One word to summarize your experience at GDC?

Fulfilling

What is the future of Geothermal Energy?

Installed capacity of geothermal energy in Kenya is expected to increase over the next ten years given its reliability and lower cost compared to other sources of power. GDC is poised to support this increase through steam production.

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