Utilities

Kenya Utilities

By 2017 the country has an ambitious target of adding 5000 MW to the national grid. Of this, the government plans to include 1600 MW from geothermal sources, 1920 MW from coal-powered plants, 420 MW from hydro and 650 MW from wind. The government has outlined a significant role for the private sector in these projects, and recent legislative reforms should see the number of independent power plants in the country continue to increase. Investors are expected to move to capitalise on the huge potential for future expansion despite the high initial input costs and an infrastructure deficit that could delay projects.

This chapter contains interviews with: Albert Mugo, Managing Director and CEO, Kenya Electricity Generating Company; and Andrew Herscowitz, US Coordinator, Power Africa