Kenya signs deals at summit to tap 1,100 MW of renewable energy

Standard Digital News July 27

Kenya’s economy is set to benefit from more than 1,100 MW of renewable energy deals signed at the 6th edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) at the weekend.

The Kenyan Government signed agreements with independent power producers, which will see a total of 1,100 MW of wind and solar power injected in the country’s electricity grid over several years. The agreements will see the country cut its reliance on hydroelectricity and become the largest economy in Africa that is powered by affordable and sustainable energy.

US solar company SkyPower Global yesterday signed an agreement with the Kenyan Government that will see solar power generation plants set up in Kajiado, Turkana, Kisumu, Malindi, Baringo and Kakamega counties.