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- 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 …
- 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 …
- 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 …
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 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 …
Future plans for the company include starting work on another Ethiopian project. The firm has also signed a contract worth US$7.9 million to drill three geothermal wells in Djibouti.
KenGen, in its attempts to boost its revenues, has eyes for similar deals in Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan and Comoros. This is where the company may floor Kenya’s monopoly power utility company.
There has been disorder after KenGen previously rejected a plea from Kenya Power to avoid paying a penalty of US$9.36 million which had accumulated due to late sales payment.…
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Industries and households in Kenya could soon be out of frequent power interruptions and outages as Kenya Power kicks off live maintenance of power lines.
The programme launched on Monday this week is meant to reduce planned electricity shutdowns, enhance stability of power supply and improve revenue generation.
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The launch follows the completion of the pilot phase where more than 70 staff were trained to carry out maintenance of live power lines.
During the pilot phase, eight insulated trucks and three digger derricks were also acquired.
Following the success of the pilot phase, the World Bank has funded the programme to a tune of $20 million (about Ksh2 billion) for procurement of additional insulated trucks, tools and accessories, training of staff in live line maintenance techniques and establishment of a laboratory for testing live line equipment.
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The Kenya Power Board of Directors has appointed Bernard Ngugi as the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
This brings to an end to the short-term leadership of outgoing acting managing director Jared Othieno who has been at the helm of the company since July last year, when he temporarily took over to replace former graft embattled MD Ken Tarus.
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Prior to his appointment, Mr Ngugi was the company’s general manager in charge of Supply chain.
The appointment now places a substantial boss in the top office at the Nairobi Securities Exchange listed firm , which has been struggling with dwindling profits in recent times.
Mr Ngugi has over 30 years’ experience in the company with expertise in financial and revenue accounting, internal audit and supply chain management. He holds a Master of Business …
Companies are likely to install small solar powered plants for their internal use following due to incentives like a friendly tax regime and the availability of affordable solar equipment.…