Kisumu County, Kenya: Initial Energy Status Report

This report is compiled as part of the 100% RE project, to inform the project team and stakeholders about the existing renewable energy projects and policies in Kisumu County, as well as the potential for various renewable energy technologies that can be rolled out in the county.

Chapter 1 provides an overview of Kisumu County, focusing on its climate, economy, demographic features, environmental challenges and energy access rates. The chapter provides context of the county’s situation while highlighting the aims and objectives of the 100% RE project. Chapter 2 provides a deep-dive into the energy generation and consumption sectors in Kenya, with a special focus on Kisumu County, while looking at electricity and fuel price trends as well as GHG emissions. Chapter 3 follows with an analysis of the policy and regulatory framework at both national and local level, and highlights key players in the country’s energy sector.

Chapter 4 captures the RE generation potential of Kisumu County, comparing it to national generation capacity. It also identifies some current and future renewable energy projects in the county. Kisumu County’s energy access and RE targets are captured in Chapter 5. Chapter 6 highlights current and future energy projects in the county, as well as applicable business and ownership models in the energy sector. Finally, Chapter 7 identifies enablers and barriers to the transition to total reliance on renewable energy in Kisumu County, and proposes recommendations for the county to consider.