Kenya Energy Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Energy & Mining from The Report: Kenya 2018

A stable and expanding energy supply is central to Kenya’s ambition to establish itself as an industrialised middle-income country, as set out in its Vision 2030 development strategy. The nation is fortunate in its energy mix: hydro, geothermal, solar and wind energy already play a significant role in power generation, and – particularly in the case of geothermal – there is room for further...

While Kenya is no stranger to political strides experienced across the region, the country has managed to avoid long periods of crisis – whether political, economic or social – and has been able to overcome its challenges in relatively short periods of time.

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Kenya’s main power producer is looking to tap the bond market to fund the expansion of its green energy capacity, with renewable resources set to completely replace the country’s thermal electricity generation within 15 years.

 

What strategy does Kenya need to implement to become an oil producer and exporter?

 

A stable and expanding energy supply is central to Kenya’s ambition to establish itself as an industrialised middle-income country, as set out in its Vision 2030 development strategy. The nation is fortunate in its energy mix: hydro, geothermal, solar and wind energy already play a significant role in power generation, and – particularly in...

 

Kenya’s first mining laws were promulgated in 1940. The Unwrought Mineral Act and the Diamond Industry Protection Act served as the legislative backbone of the industry for more than 70 years, during which the sector seldom accounted for more than 1% of the nation’s GDP. The slow growth of Kenya’s mining industry was in contrast to its East...

 

In what ways can other countries benefit from Kenya’s experience in developing clean energy?

 

A new Energy Bill – which completed its public consultation phase in February 2018 – may result in a significant shake-up of Kenya’s geothermal segment. Significantly, the draft legislation lays out a royalties schedule. The raft of laws has been passed by the National Assembly but was still awaiting Senate approval as of September 2018. The...