The Government of Kenya has set forth its “Vision 2030,” a program to transform Kenya into a “newly industrializing, middle-income” country. However, Kenya has less than 2,000 MW of generation capacity to serve its population of over 43 million, which constrains economic growth. Kenya is believed to possess over 7,000 MW of undeveloped geothermal energy resources in the Rift Valley. Wind (see transactions below) and biomass energy are also significant potential sources for power generation. Power Africa is helping Kenya reduce reliance on expensive diesel fueled generation and other high cost fossil resources.
Last updated: June 02, 2014