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Petroleum Local Content Regulations 2015

Petroleum Local Content Regulations 2015

Petroleum Bill 2015

Petroleum Bill 2015

National Energy Petroleum Policy 2015

National Energy Petroleum Policy 2015

Sustainable energy

Kenya was selected as a pilot country for the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative due to the country’s commitment to energy development. Further to this, Kenya was invited through a letter jointly signed by Ms. Helen Clark and Mr. Kandeh Yumkella to the President to join the initiative in the lead up to Rio [...]



The Ministry of Energy’s 20 year least cost power development plan covering the period 2010-2030, indicates that nuclear energy compares favourably with geothermal and coal. Based on the costs and the need to have a robust generation mix with a low carbon footprint, it is proposed that nuclear energy be made part of the power [...]


Wind Energy Sector Overview Installed capacity of grid-connected wind energy: 25 MW Installed capacity of wind hybrids in off-grid stations: 0.55 MW Wind energy development in Kenya is expected to increase from the current 25MW to at least 1246MW by 2018 and onwards. Much of this will be through Private Investors, facilitated under the Feed-in [...]


Geothermal Energy in Kenya has a potential of up 10,000 MW distributed across twenty (20+) prospect areas mainly within the Kenya tertiary rift system as shown in the map below. This department in the ministry is involved in geothermal exploration and development activities as follows: Develop a Strategy for fast tracking geothermal exploration and development [...]


The Ministry through the Department will support the Development of Lamu 1,050MW and Kitui (Mui) 960MW Coal Fired Power Plants. The department will also conduct exploration activities in Mwingi, Kwale and Kilifi counties. The work will entail the following: • Update the Project Implementation Roadmaps. • Implement the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for the 1,050 [...]


Overview of Hydropower in Kenya (a)   History of Hydropower Development in Kenya Hydropower was one of the earliest recognized national resources dating back to early 1920s. The early systems were all small hydropower schemes comprising of micro hydros and mini hydros. Most of these power systems were used for maize milling, water pumping and in [...]

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