- Kenya is “on course to achieve its target of 100% use of clean energy by 2030 and to achieve 100% access to clean cooking by 2028,” as stated by Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta, at the COP26 – back to November 2021.
- Learn more about RE developments in Kenya at Renpower Kenya on 6 July 2022 in Nairobi (in-person), at the Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara hotel.
- The event will gather under one roof key stakeholders including representatives from the government, International Finance Institutions (IFIs), policy makers, international and local developers, EPC contractors, independent power producers, engineering, legal and advisory services, manufacturers, banking and private equity entities.
The country’s abundance of hydro and solar power potential is well-established. Other technologies are being promoted as well, with the country aiming to double its geothermal capacity by 2030, as well as investing in wind, as shown through Africa’s largest wind power plant at Lake Turkana, commissioned back in June 2018. Do not miss out at this gateway to tap into a new market or continue consolidating your presence in East Africa.
The 1-day program is divided in 5 main sessions covering topics of relevance prepared by invited experts:
- Kenya’s move to 100% clean energy by 2030: scaling up renewable investment and policy initiatives
- Showcasing successes, reviewing the needs, implementing projects to widen clean energy access across the country
- Scaling up clean energy access in Kenya: new horizons for off-grid technology and next generation solutions
- New frontiers: technology-based projects driving the next move towards a cleaner power transition in Kenya
- Green financing: Kenya’s plan to support its sustainable strategy and the next wave of renewable energy ventures.
Opportunities abound in Kenya’s energy sector
As stated by President Uhuru Kenyatta at the COP26 – back to November 2021 – “Renewable energy in Kenya currently accounts for 73% of the installed power generation capacity, while 90% of the electricity in use is from clean sources, among them geothermal, wind, solar and hydro-electric installations. We are on course to achieve our target of 100% use of clean energy by 2030 and to achieve 100% access to clean cooking by 2028”.
Indeed, as of 2020, 87% of the country’s electricity already came from renewable sources, and further transition to reach fully renewable energy will continue to boost benefits for the population and environment, and reduce production costs. The Government keeps scaling up renewable investment and policy initiatives – reducing Kenya’s carbon footprint while creating much-needed jobs along with increasing energy access for rural areas and lower-income households remains key plans.
The country’s abundance of hydro and solar power potential is well-established. Geothermal capacity has now been joined to leadership in wind with the opening of Africa’s largest wind power plant at Lake Turkana. The wind farm of 365 turbines on the shores of Lake Turkana in Northern Kenya got commissioned in June 2018. The project was designed to boost the nation’s electricity supply by 13%, giving more access at a lower cost.
Let’s bet this is just the beginning…
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Author: Bryan Groenendaal