Challenges facing the Energy sector in Kenya

The biggest challenge facing the sub sector therefore includes:

Reducing the overall cost of electric power delivered to customers. This stems from the over-reliance of thermal generation and emergency power that points to inefficient long term planning.

  • Investment in renewable alternative and sustainable power sources such as wind and geothermal
  • Use of new technology such as smart metering to improve billings and collections
  • Increasing the generation capacity to ensure there is adequate spare capacity
  • Reducing technical and commercial power losses – that currently stand at about 17-18%
  • Rehabilitation of the existing transmission and distribution network
  • Expansion to underserved areas – mainly rural areas and
  • Strengthening the regulatory framework to encourage competition and efficiency within the the sector.