The renewable energy potential in East African market is extensive as Africa is home to vast renewable resources, including geothermal, wind, hydro and solar energy.
Kenya has promising potential for power generation from renewable energy sources. Abundant solar, hydro, wind, biomass and geothermal resources led the government to seek the expansion of renewable energy generation to central and rural areas.
Electricity demand in East Africa is projected to triple by 2030. Power demand in Kenya is rising considerably due to the country’s economic growth. Investment in renewable technologies will be essential to the strategic diversification of the energy sources needed to meet this demand, and renewable energy in Kenya is poised to expand exponentially over the next decade.
Kenya aims to produce 19,200 MW against a demand of 15,000 MW by 2030. Kenya’s population is expected to grow from 49 million to about 90 million people by 2050. Since only about 40% of the population now has reliable electricity service, about 1,500 miles of new transmission lines are under construction, with plans for an additional 3,600 miles.Renewable energy in Kenya is making the dream of achieving Vision 2030 a real possibility.
With this insight and the ensuing opportunities in the neighbouring countries of Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Tanzania, Bricsa Consulting is committed to host the 3rd Annual PowerTech Africa, a 2 day exclusive closed-door gathering of senior renewable practitioners from both public and private sectors across the world with a keen interest to participate in the growth and development opportunities in the region.We look forward to welcoming the interested participants to share the platform and be a part of the elite gathering looking towards a positive outcome.
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