Kenya’s energy demand has also been on the rise due to economic growth. In 2004, the estimated number of electricity users was 700,000. In 2014 the number stood at about 2.7 million; a whopping 400% increase.
The increase in demand is foreseen to be led by ongoing and future projects like the Standard Gauge Railway, the LAPSSET project, Konza City and the steel smelting company that require about 5000MW of power as well as other investors in various sectors that require connectivity to the grid. By 2030, peak demand expected at 18,000MW against installed capacity of 24,000MW.
|Sources of Electric Power Generation||Installed Capacity (November 2014)|
|HSD (Isolated Stations)||26||1.2%|
|Emergency Power Plant||30||1.4%|
|Total Fossil Fuels||695||32.0%|
|Installed Capacity||2,173 MW|
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