Tag Archives: Kenya

Kenya: Petrol Prices Unchanged As Diesel, Kerosene Drop

By Constant Munda USERS of kerosene and diesel got a relief yesterday after the Energy Regulatory Commission cut monthly prices by Sh5.43 and Sh3.36 a litre effective today, slightly easing the cost of living. However, Petrol prices have been retained at last month’s price as the weakening shilling wiped out benefits to the consumers despite […]

Kenya: Kerosene Users Gain Big in August Fuel Price Review

By Richard Mungai KEROSENE users have every reason to smile for the next thirty days even as motorists who use Super petrol dig deeper into their pockets to be on the move. The Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday cut kerosene prices by Sh4.76 but pushed up Super petrol prices by Sh4.06 factor in an increase […]

Kenya: Kenya Signs Sh220 Billion Solar Power Deal

By Joshua Masinde Kenya will Saturday sign a Sh220 billion deal to develop a 1000MW solar power project over the next five years with the support of Canadian energy firm, SkyPower. The move is in a bid to increase the share of renewable energy onto the national grid. The landmark deal will be signed Sunday […]

Kenya: Solar Microgrid Firm Vies for Last-Mile Power Customers

By Maina Waruru Nairobi — Kenya’s renewable energy sector is set for a boost in September when a solar microgrid company plans to become the country’s first licensed private utility to sell power to the public, ending a half-century monopoly by the state electricity firm. Earlier this year, the government granted Powerhive East Africa, an […]

Kenya: Western Kenya Power Deal Signed

Nairobi — Two contracts have been signed by the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) for the implementation of the Olkaria-Lessos-Kisumu electricity transmission project writes JOSEPH BURITE. The new 400kV line will bring geothermal energy from the increased capacity at Olkaria to western Kenya. Related Topics Kenya: Mandera Governor, MPs Demand County… Kenya: Churches’ Claims […]

Kenya: World Bank Warns On Slow Trickle Down of Cheaper Oil Price

By Lola Okulo Kenya’s economy could expand by six per cent this year, the World Bank has forecast, but sluggish transmission of lower oil prices locally could reduce anticipated growth to 5.6 per cent. In its Kenya Economic Update released yesterday, the lender revised the country’s growth outlook from an earlier projection of 4.7 per […]

Rwanda: Kagame, Kenyatta Open 140mw Geothermal Power Plant in Kenya

By James Karuhanga President Paul Kagame and his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta, yesterday, inaugurated a 140-megawatt Olkaria Geothermal Power Plant in Naivasha, a town in Nakuru County, north-west of Kenya’s capital Nairobi. This comes as Kenya’s main electricity producer, Kenya Electricity Generating Company Ltd (KenGen) is stepping up efforts to upgrade the country’s power distribution […]

Kenya: Maasai Pastoralists Bottle Biogas

By James Karuga Kiserian — Maasai pastoralists have found an innovative way to generate biogas: using animal blood and waste from the Keekonyokie slaughterhouse. The facility in Kenya’s Kajiado County uses the gas it produces to generate electricity that powers the meat cold room and processing equipment. It also pipes the gas to local hotels, […]

Kenya: Turkana Obtains Sh2.94 Billion Grant From British Govt Ahead of the Commencement of Oil Production

Turkana County government has obtained Sh2.94 billion grant from the British Government for sensitization of the local community ahead of the commencement of oil production. Governor Josphat Nanok said there is need for the community to be taken on board at the onset of the production phase by Tullow Oil Company to manage public expectations. […]

Kenya: Govt Moves to Rein in Solar Cowboys

By Maina Waruru Nairobi — When he retired from his publishing job in Nairobi six years ago, Joseph Ojuang moved to a house he had built in Siaya, western Kenya. The home was more than 30 kilometres (18 miles) away from the nearest electrical grid, so Ojuang’s only choice for power was to have a […]

Kenya: Oil Behind Turkana Fight, Say Leaders

By Mathews Ndanyi TURKANA leaders say the discovery oil and geothermal boundary conflicts are the main causes of increased banditry attacks in the North Rift region. Senator John Munyes said fighters from a neighbouring country were involved in the killing of 21 police officers at Kapedo, Turkana East, on Suturday. “Some people are using bandits […]

Kenya: Kenya Opens World’s Largest Geothermal Plant

By Margaret Wahito Nairobi — The cost of electricity in the country is expected to go down by 30 percent by the end of this month and 50 percent by early next year following the launch of the world’s largest geothermal power plant. The Olkaria IV power plant commissioned by President Uhuru Kenyatta in Naivasha […]

Kenya: Kenya Power Launches a ‘Power-Less’ Website

By Ken Macharia The days of getting caught in unexpected black outs and outages may soon be over thanks to a new website being developed by the Kenya Power IT team. Although we will still have the outages, Kenya Power has made it easier for Kenyans to know the places without power – scheduled and […]

Kenya: Diesel and Kerosene Prices Drop Marginally, Petrol Up

By Constant Munda FUEL consumers will pay slightly less for diesel and kerosine while the cost of petrol has marginal gone up for the next one month in new monthly review by the Energy Regulatory Commission announced yesterday. A litre of diesel, used mainly in transport and running of industrial and farm machinery, will retail […]

Kenya: ERC Shuts Four Petrol Stations for Cheating

By Mercy Gakii John Kioko attends to a customer Kobil petrol station along Koinange station. Photo/Philip kamakya The Energy Regulatory Commission has shut down four petrol stations for contravening quality standards while eleven others have been fined for not paying the requisite duty to the Kenya revenue Authority. Fast Energy Service Station Gacharara in Kiambu […]

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