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Kenya's Electricity Imports
  • Kenya’s electricity imports from its neighbours have more than doubled
  • For years, Ethiopia has supplanted Uganda from position one, Kenya’s top source of power imports.
  • The East African nation has revealed that it needs $5.3 billion to overhaul power transmission lines and forestall frequent blackouts.

Kenya’s electricity imports from its neighbours have more than doubled in the past year amid increased demand and a slower pace of investment in energy infrastructure.

Data by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) said the country imported 706.9 million kWh of electricity from Ethiopia and Uganda in the first 11 months of 2023, up from 288.27 million kWh in a similar period in 2022.

The bulk of the power imports — 546.5 million kWh — were sourced from Ethiopia during the period, according to KNBS, with the country emerging as Kenya’s biggest electricity supplier in the region. Ethiopia has supplanted Uganda from the …

Lake Turkana Wind Power

Kenya, East Africa’s economic nerve centre, was in the dark at 9.45 pm (1845 GMT) on Friday, plunging people and industries into the most prolonged nationwide blackout. Utility Kenya Power stated that the electricity outage was due to “a system disturbance”.

As lights flickered back on for nearly 24 hours later, a game of blame took centre stage, leaving the nation and analysts puzzled and raising concerns about Kenya’s energy infrastructure, emergency preparedness, and overall management.…

Kenya's Electricity Imports
  • Utility Kenya Power has started implementing the fourth phase of the Last Mile Connectivity Programme (LMCP) which will benefit an additional 280,473 Kenyan households.
  • The company has invited bids for turnkey contractors, who will undertake the electrification
    project in 32 counties in Kenya at a total cost of $193 million.
  • This phase will see deployment of 940 new transformers, maximisation of 3,735 existing transformers, and set up of associated power lines target counties.

Kenya Power has started preparations to implement the fourth phase of the Last Mile Connectivity Programme (LMCP), which will benefit an additional 280,473 Kenyan households.

The utility has invited bids for turnkey contractors who will undertake the electrification project in 32 counties at a total cost of $193 million. This phase of the LMCP project will entail the installation of 940 new transformers, and maximisation of 3,735 existing transformers. Further, target zones will benefit from the set …

Six African nations launch the Africa Green Hydrogen Alliance. www.theexchange.africa
  • EIB Vice President confirms EIB support for green hydrogen engagement with President Ruto
  • New agreement to develop and unlock investment to produce green hydrogen using renewable energy
  • EIB and Kenya to identify potential green hydrogen investment projects

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has committed to support and strengthen green hydrogen investment in Kenya.

Thomas Östros, European Investment Bank Vice President and Professor Njuguna Ndung’u, Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury and Economic Planning signed the Joint Declaration on Renewable Clean Hydrogen following discussions on green hydrogen investment with Kenya’s President  William Ruto.

“Kenya has some of the best renewable energy sources in the world if the storage components were equally developed. The route to storage has the potential to develop green hydrogen to deliver sustainable, green and inclusive growth. Today’s agreement builds on decades of close cooperation with the European Investment Bank to support renewable energy across Kenya. Together we will develop …

  • Kenya has begun preparations to support the transition from fossil fuel-powered vehicles as demand for electric vehicles intensifies.
  • Kenya Power has established a liaison office which acts as a one-stop shop to champion the Company’s e- mobility business.
  • The company is also in the process of hiring a consultant to guide the development of an E-mobility Network Infrastructure System (ENIS) to pilot the electric vehicle charging stations, both for company use and demonstration purposes.

Kenya has begun preparations to support the transition from fossil fuel-powered vehicles as demand for electric vehicles intensifies. 

Speaking during the opening session of Kenya Power inaugural E-mobility Conference Kenya Power’s Ag. Managing Director Geoffrey Muli said the firm has established a liaison office which acts as a one-stop shop to champion the Company’s e- mobility business.

“Through this office, we are working with investors and stakeholders to support the development of the e-mobility ecosystem, which

Electric transport offers Kenya a way out of its fuel crises. Power supply for electric car charging. www.theexchange.africa
  • Kenya Power is at the center of electric motorization as it has to ensure adequate and reliable electricity supply to spur the growth of this nascent industry.
  • GIZ is keen to help Kenya develop a framework that will support a coordinated approach toward the implementation of electric motorization in the country.
  • Kenya Power has already announced plans to phase out fossil fuel-powered vehicles and motorbikes from its fleet in favour of electric-powered ones.

Kenya’s ambitious goal to expand the Electric Vehicles (EVs) market has received backing from the Germany government, in what could help the East African nation fast-track adoption of the environmentally friendly units.

More than 300 experts drawn from the energy, finance, and transport sectors, as well as county governments, development partners, and the private sector will meet in Nairobi for an e-mobility conference scheduled for February 7-8. The forum will focus on the road map for electric …

Rubis Energy kenya
  • The procurement tribunal has annulled a Shs 8.7 billion (US$70.4 Million)fuel supply contract secured by French oil marketer Rubis Energy
  • Rubis, the winner, was expected to supply and deliver 2,216,000 litres or more of low-sulfur diesel to the northern Kenyan stations each month
  • Kenya Power electronic procurement system closed out Galana Oil Kenya Ltd Minutes before the tender document submission deadline closed out

Following a 17-minute system failure by Kenya Power that excluded one of the bidders from the lucrative offer, a procurement tribunal has annulled a Shs 8.7 billion (US$70.4 Million) fuel supply contract secured by French oil marketer Rubis Energy.

Under the terms of the agreement, Rubis Energy Kenya Plc would have provided 30 off-grid power units in northern Kenya with at least 53 million litres of diesel over two years.

Kenya Power has also been ordered to re-advertise the tender and start a new procurement process by …

Electric transport offers Kenya a way out of its fuel crises. Power supply for electric car charging. www.theexchange.africa

According to McKinsey published February 23, 2022, transport currently makes up 10 percent of Africa’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This is expected to increase in line with sub-Saharan Africa’s expanding vehicle parc.

South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia, and Nigeria make up around 70 per cent of Africa’s annual vehicle sales and 45 per cent of the region’s population.

The vehicle parc is expected to grow from 25 million vehicles today to an estimated 58 million by 2040, driven by urbanization and rising incomes. As its vehicle parc grows, the challenge for Africa will be to push for more sustainable mobility and avoid the risk of becoming the dumping ground for the world’s unwanted used ICE vehicles.…

Kenya's Electricity Imports
  • Kenya Power says it has completed repair works on the 66/11kv EPZ sub-station to boost the stability of electricity supply to EPZ Industries in Athi River, Kitengela and the surrounding areas
  • The repair works involved the replacement of faulty switchgear, which diminished the substation’s capacity to serve customers in the area
  • Kenya Power said it would commission the substation on Sunday, September 25, following the completion of the repair works

Kenya Power said on Friday, September 23, 2022, that it had completed repair works on the 66/11kv EPZ sub-station to boost the stability of electricity supply to EPZ Industries in Athi River, Kitengela and the surrounding areas.

The company issued a statement saying that the repair works involved the replacement of faulty switchgear, which had diminished the substation’s capacity to serve customers in the area.

Kenya Power said it would hence commission the substation on Sunday, September 25, following the …