Kenya in big shift to renewable energy in climate change fight

Hydroelectric power has for a long time been the main source of energy in Kenya, accounting for about half of the installed capacity. But changes in climatic conditions and the subsequent unreliable rainfall has forced the Kenyan government to invest…
Chinese firm CMEC to build Sh30bn wind farm in Kenya

China Machinery Engineering Corp (CMEC) has signed a deal with Kipeto Energy Ltd for the construction of a 100MW wind farm in Kajiado County. CMEC, which is part of China National Machinery Industry Corp, will be in charge of the…
US firm to invest Sh450bn in solar projects in Kenya

US firm SkyPower has committed to invest Sh450 billion in the development of solar power in Kenya. SkyPower, which ranks among the world’s largest developers of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy projects, plans to set up an undisclosed number of “world-class”…
KenGen plans to build 400MW wind farm in Meru

KenGen, a state-owned energy producer, has announced plans to build a 400 megawatts (MW) wind farm in Meru as it seeks to increase its renewable energy capacity. The NSE-listed firm is aiming to hit a target production of 3000MW by…
Overview: Cooking Gas in Kenya

LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) is the most common cooking gas in Kenyan urban areas mainly for economic reasons and convenience. According to the 2010 Census of Kenya, less than 25 per cent of Kenyan urban households used LPG as cooking…