Kenya Energy

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What role do you see for the private sector in terms of electricity generation in Kenya?

 

Geothermal energy offers a solution to Kenya’s energy constraints that is both cost-effective and has great development potential, and it is now the largest contributor to total power production in Kenya. Furthermore, it is set to expand significantly in the next 15 years. The government and private sector have both made considerable progress...

 

In a bid to boost electrification nationwide, Kenya recently moved to cut electricity connection fees by over 50%, while low-income customers will be able to pay the connection fee off in instalments added to their monthly bill. The revisions are expected to see a significant increase in the number of households connected to the national grid...

 

Although it has significant potential for future development, Kenya’s nascent oil and gas industry is, like so many other markets, facing a number of challenges, both external and domestic, in 2015. An economic slowdown in China, weaker global oil prices, a depreciating shilling and proposed local content regulations have affected planned...

 

The country’s utilities sector is in the midst of a rapid transformation, with a host of ambitious new projects expected to alter Kenya’s energy mix for the better, reducing import dependency and slowly ending decades of capacity constraints that have aggravated residential consumers and impeded industrialisation. Renewable energy development...

Chapter | Utilities from The Report: Kenya 2016

By 2017 the country has an ambitious target of adding 5000 MW to the national grid. Of this, the government plans to include 1600 MW from geothermal sources, 1920 MW from coal-powered plants, 420 MW from hydro and 650 MW from wind. The government has outlined a significant role for the private sector in these projects, and recent legislative reforms should see the number of independent power...

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