Renewable Energy

The Renewable Energy Portal provides information regarding each of the clearances issued by government agencies and local authorities that are required to start a renewable energy project. The Portal contains information on all the licensing requirements from the different issuing agencies as well as agencies that provide associated information on renewable energy projects

Functions of the Renewable Energy Department

Renewable energy is one of the key energy sub-sectors that significantly contribute to the overall energy mix in Kenya. In Africa, Kenya leads in exploiting renewable energy sources to provide energy required to complement the realization of Vision 2030, “accelerating transformation of our country into a rapidly industrializing middle-income nation by the year 2030”. The Renewable Energy department is responsible for leading the planning, development, implementation, promotion and execution of structures for the development and regulation of the renewable energy and energy efficiency through research and planning, development of standards and regulations, compliance and enforcement. Other responsibilities include:-

  • Collecting and maintaining RE & EE data
  • Preparing RE & EE national plans
  • Initiating development of Standards and codes of practice for RE & EE
  • Developing requisite regulations for recommending to the Minister for Energy
  • Providing information and statistics to the Minister for Energy as he may require from time to time
  • Designating energy consumers and maintaining list of accredited energy auditors
  • Licensing, Monitoring and enforcement of RE&EE Regulations
  • Advising the Commission, internal parties as well as external stakeholders on technical and regulatory matters pertaining to RE & EE
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