Kenya Energy

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


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...

Chapter | Energy from The Report: Kenya 2016

An anticipated recovery in the upstream segment in 2017 could spur a new round of investment, and downstream demand is expected to continue rising, particularly as vehicle sales accelerate. While the forecast for 2015 is mixed, the industry’s long-term prospects remain bright, and the sector is likely to be a major economic engine over the next five years. The total volume of petroleum...

Kenya is one of the economic and political heavyweights of East Africa. Despite recent security issues, it is recording strong economic growth and maintaining its leading position in the region. Recent discoveries of new oil, gas and water reserves and a young population give further cause for optimism, and the government is working to put the right policies into place to maximise the country’s potential. 

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