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With an annual production of approximately 1,550 MWh, the grid-tie solar system is projected to reduce Kenchic’s energy costs by about 33%, translating to savings of about KES 32 million annually. Additionally, installation of the grid-tie system will contribute to a reduction of approximately 20,000 tons of carbon emissions, contributing to Kenya’s ambitious goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 33% by 2030.
Installation of the grid-tie solar system was financed under the Japanese Joint Credit Mechanism (JCM), which is a mechanism based on bilateral agreements between Japan and partner countries, including Kenya. JCM finances renewable energy projects that contribute to reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Special thanks to our partners AAIC | Asia Africa Investment & Consulting, represented by Mr. Hiroki Ishida who played a key role in ensuring the success of the application for financing of the Kenchic project under the JCM.
The commissioning and handover event was graced by distinguished guests, including Hon. Jonathan Mueke, PS State Department for Livestock, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Dr. Allan Azegele, Director State Department for Livestock, Mr. Daniel Rono, Director State Department for Industrialisation, Ministry of Investment Promotion, Trade and Industry, Pacifica F. Achieng Ogola, PhD Director Climate Change, Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Forestry, Mr. Wilfred Kiara, County Executive Committee Member, Kiambu County, Ms. Mariko Kimura, the First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in Kenya, Mr. Jim Tozer, Kenchic’s Managing Director, Mr. Charles Ngare, Chloride Exide’s General Manager alongside other government officials and representatives.
A heartfelt thank you to the Kenchic Team for entrusting Chloride Exide to install the grid-tie solar system and congratulations to the dedicated team from Chloride Exide whose commitment and expertise ensured the implementation and execution of this project.