Off-Grid energy’s tremendous impacts – and potential for more – have been recognized in the newly launched (December 2018) Kenya National Electrification Strategy (KNES). KNES lays out a strategy for achieving universal electricity access for all Kenyans by 2022, which includes grid extension as well as off-grid solutions.
The strategy, which was prepared with support from the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), identifies least-cost options for electrifying homes, businesses, and public facilities. The decision how best to electrify each region is determined with the help of geospatial technology, which provides an overview of population density in relation to the existing grid — thereby identifying areas in which off-grid energy is the best option.
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