Nairobi, Kenya – July 06, 2022
As stated by President Uhuru Kenyatta at the COP26 – back to November 2021 – “Renewable energy in Kenya currently accounts for 73% of the installed power generation capacity, while 90% of the electricity in use is from clean sources, among them geothermal, wind, solar and hydro-electric installations. We are on course to achieve our target of 100% use of clean energy by 2030 and to achieve 100% access to clean cooking by 2028”.
Indeed, as of 2020, 87% of the country’s electricity already came from renewable sources, and further transition to reach fully renewable energy will continue to boost benefits for the population and environment, and reduce production costs. The Government keeps scaling up renewable investment and policy initiatives – reducing Kenya’s carbon footprint while creating much-needed jobs along with increasing energy access for rural areas and lower-income households remains key plans.
The country’s abundance of hydro and solar power potential is well-established. Geothermal capacity has now been joined to leadership in wind with the opening of Africa’s largest wind power plant at Lake Turkana. The wind farm of 365 turbines on the shores of Lake Turkana in Northern Kenya got commissioned in June 2018. The project was designed to boost the nation’s electricity supply by 13%, giving more access at a lower cost.
Let’s bet this is just the beginning…
Don’t miss the opportunity to meet key industry leaders and decision-makers at RENPOWER Kenya.
Audience: The event will gather under one roof key stakeholders including representatives from the government, International Finance Institutions (IFIs), policy makers, international and local developers, EPC contractors, independent power producers, engineering, legal and advisory services, manufacturers, banking and private equity entities.
Agenda and registration – The detailed agenda, speaker line-up and registration form will be available upon your written inquiry. Make sure to register early to benefit from the early bird conditions.
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+32 2 662 16 12