• This country is the most matured and sophisticated amongst the others. They have recently prepared a long term Vision up to 2030 and adapted the relevant National Energy Policy (Kenya National Energy Policy – Final Draft – 14 Nov 2013.pdf);
  •  The first milestone in this policy is 2016 and the target capacity is 6.700 MWe, which is practically 4 times the current level and they also increase the access to power supply;
  • The plans is assuming the achievement of this level with the combination of Geothermal, Coal and Gas fired plants, but allowing some Hydro developments too. The planned Renewable level without hydro should be 49%;
  • Kenya is intending to become net exporter in power within the region and planning the development of its transmission network accordingly. They shall compete for this role with Ethiopia, which is aiming the same position;
  • The total targeted capacities in the different fuels are the following:
    • Large Hydro        – 1.450 MWe
    • Small Hydro         – 3.000 MWe
    • Geothermal          – 5.500 MWe
    • Coal                      – 4.500 MWe
    • Gas                       – 2.000 MWe
    • Wind                    – 3.000 MWe
  •  The national power and geothermal companies, KenGen and GDC are already very professional in the bidding and invitation of the international investors and attracting great number of projects currently;