Kenya’s 2022 total electrification plan highlights off-grid solar and mini-grids

Kenya’s government has launched a plan for total electrification in the country by 2022, which acknowledges the role that off-grid systems, mini-grids and stand-alone solar plants can have in complementing extensions to the grid and mitigating higher loads.

The government and the World Bank today launched the Kenya National Electrification Strategy (KNES), which uses a geospatial tool to identify least-cost options for bringing electricity to households and businesses throughout the country. The data will assist national and county policymakers in making informed decisions regarding grid and off-grid investments required for electric service provision. The KNES also highlights that the crucial role that the private sector will need to play in providing off-grid solutions to remote parts of the country.

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