Initial findings for Kenya

  • Kenya might have an over-supply of electricity, however this might only be in certain regions. Many large-scale manufacturers still rely on diesel gensets for back-up power
  • Time-of-Use tariff could drive demand for captive power
  • Captive PV is currently competitive against grid electricity prices and electricity tariffs are expected to go up
  • Simplified regulatory environment for self-consumption plants below 1MW
  • Clean captive power uptake in Kenya is strong and growing; good potential market in manufacturing industry
  • Some bank financing is available thanks in large part to donor support
  • Active ecosystem of captive power players including private financiers and ESCOs