EPRA Develops Mini-Grid Regulations To Scale Up Nationwide Access To Electricity

EPRA through a statement said the process will assist in spurring investment in mini-grids in the country, to increase electrification in underserved areas distant from the main-grid.

The authority said it will conduct a nationwide sensitization and consultative sessions before the next stages of validation.

The Regulations are expected to encourage the development of mini grids in rural Kenya therefore providing a cheaper and cleaner energy alternative to the commonly used energy supplies such as batteries and kerosene lambs.

With a projected additional 280 mini-grids between now and 2022, mainly powered by solar, hydro and wind, underserved communities are poised to benefit from electricity below Kenya’s Carbon Dioxide Emission Factor (CEF) of 0.33kg per kWh.

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