1.0 INTRODUCTION The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum (MoE&P) recognizes that there is over reliance on biomass energy for cooking and heating particularly in the rural areas. The Ministry also notes that wood fuel (firewood and charcoal) is the commonly used biomass fuel, thus impacting negatively on the environment and the users, especially women and [...]



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 [...]


Solar energy is radiant light and heat from the Sun that is harnessed using a range of ever-evolving technologies such as solar heating, photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, solar architecture, molten salt power plants and artificial photosynthesis. It is an important source of renewable energy and its technologies are broadly characterized as either passive solar or [...]

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