The Last Mile Connectivity Project is an initiative geared towards increasing electricity access to Kenyans across the country. It involves extending, low voltage network in the single phase to reach households within 600 metre radius from a transformer, thereby reducing the cost of accessing electricity for the customer and supply for the power provider.
The project is being implemented in three phases. In the 1st phase which was launched on 3rd of April, 2016 and expected to take 18 months, the existing distribution transformers which currently stand at 5,320 shall be maximized to reach an estimated 314,200 households across the 47 counties, located within 600 metre radius. An additional 1.5 million Kenyans are targeted to have access to electricity through this phase.
The National Public Street Lighting Project was launched by the Jubilee Government on the backdrop of the key flagship projects, with the aim of lighting up 52 towns across all 47 counties seeking to provide adequate public lighting to industrial/ residential areas, commercial Centres, roads, railway and public transport facilities and also to create a conducive environment for a 24hr economy envisaged under the country’s development vision.
This followed the success of the Pilot Project that was started in October 2014 by the Government covering Nairobi city, initially lighting 783 streets at an opening budget of Kshs. 953m. The Government subsequently committed 7.6billion to fund the current project which involves installation and repair of streetlights designed to enhance national security. Out of the 52 towns, - towns have been lit up and expected to be electrified by
So far, Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Nyeri and a number of other towns have already been covered. The project is in progress at 60%.
The 5000MW capacity additional program was initiated by the Government to rapidly expand the country’s power generation capacity. In the last five years before the Jubilee Administration took over, the power sector added only about 700MW of generation capacity and associated transmission and distribution infrastructure. This was to facilitate the supply of electricity to the nation in line with the power sector generation investment roadmap: the Least Cost Power Development Plan (LCPDP) for the period of 2013-2033.
In the Least Cost Power Development Plan for 2013-2033, it was envisaged that within the next four years of a total of 1,493MW of new generation capacity would be added to raise the total installed capacity to 3,253MW- nearly doubling the existing capacity of 1,664MW as at March 2013.
When the Jubilee Administration took over in 2013, the installed capacity of 1,664MW was considered insufficient to spur economic growth and uplift the standard of living of Kenyan people. The Government determined that the country needed an additional 5,000MW and therefore the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum launched the “Roadmap for Fast Tracking Power Generation” Between 2013 and 2017 to install the additional capacity of 5,000MW.
The Primary schools electrification program commenced in July 2013 as one of the Jubilee Government’s flagship projects whose objective is to facilitate the digital learning programme.
This program provides accessible, affordable and reliable power with the aim of implementing the Governments directive of 100% electrification of public primary schools by November, 2016.
Kenya Petroleum Technical Assistance Project (KEPTAP) is a World Bank funded initiative to assist the government of Kenya in building capacity to manage its petroleum sector and wealth for sustainable development impacts. KEPTAP has four components namely: [A] Petroleum Sector - Reforms and Capacity Building; [B] Revenue and Investment Management - Reforms and Capacity Building; [C] Sustainable Impact of Oil and Gas Industry - Reforms and [D] Capacity Building; and Project Management.
The six(6) years project, funded to the tune of USD 50 million, became effective in October 2014 and is being implemented by nineteen (19) agencies (beneficiaries) clustered under three government ministries: Energy and Petroleum (component A), National Treasury (component B) Industrialization and Enterprise Development (component C). The project beneficiaries (implementing agencies) include government entities that have roles in the exploitation of Oil and Gas resource as well as the civil society organization. The overall project coordination and management resides in the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum with a Project Management Unit (PMU) secretariat set up to manage the project on a day-to-day basis.