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  • Power and Energy Kenya 2018- In The Land of Opportunities

    Posted on :Monday , 30th October 2017

     Kenya has a vibrant power generation sector that holds a lot of promise. The sector comprises both private, public and government participation. A small but successful Independent Power Producers (IPP) procurement programme has been running since the mid-1990s when Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) started to procure power from IPPs. The major supplier to the country, however, remai. . .

  • Kenya Off-Grid Power Firms to Benefit From Sh10bn Fund

    Posted on :Wednesday , 17th January 2018

     Kenyan firms producing off-grid power will be able to acquire capital from a new Sh10.3 billion fund that is being set up by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and a group of international financial investors.

    The Facility for Energy Inclusion Off-Grid Energy Access Fund (FEI OGEF), will provide local and hard currency loans to off-grid energy companies that . . .

  • Kenya- First Phase of Menengai Power Plant Almost Complete

    Posted on :Saturday , 2nd December 2017

     Johnson Nchoe, Geothermal Development Company CEO Engineer says the first phase of the new power plant in Menengai is in the last stages of development.
    In 2015, Kenya injected 280 mw of geothermal energy to the national grid pushing up the installed capacity to 2,327 MW. Geothermal now contributes about 50 percent of electricity in the energy mix, hydro 3. . .

  • Kenya- The Cheap Power Plans Going To Benefit Small Businesses

    Posted on :Saturday , 2nd December 2017

     Kenya Power has plans to connect small and medium enterprises to cheap power. The new power tariff, which large manufacturers have started enjoying, will reduce the cost of power by half when producing during off-peak hours. 

    The power retailer is expected to install smart meters on the premises of its SME customers, which will enable them to take advanta. . .

  • Forum to Discuss Opportunities in Kenya’s Energy Sector

    Posted on :Friday , 1st December 2017

     Later this month, Kenya’s ministry of energy and petroleum will hold a two-day forum in Nairobi to discuss investment opportunities in the energy sector across the East African region.

    The meeting which will be held from the 29th to 30th will be organized by Future Energy East Africa Conference and Exhibition will be attended by investors, policymakers, . . .

  • Kenya- Cheaper Night Power Tariff To Be Introduced In December

    Posted on :Thursday , 23rd November 2017

     Next month Kenya will cut tariffs for power by up to a third for manufacturers and large businesses that shift their operations to late night hours.

    The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) said on December 1 discounted tariffs will be offered for industrial and commercial power users who operate from 11 pm to 5 am, a window within which demand is low.


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