The Government of Kenya (GoK) seeks to close the access gap by providing electricity services to remote, low density, and traditionally underserved areas of the country. The GoK intends to use US$150 million of financing from the World Bank to deliver the Kenya Off-Grid Solar Access Project (KOSAP).
KOSAP promotes these objectives by supporting the use of solar and clean cooking technology to drive the electrification of households, enterprises, community facilities, and water pumps. The facilities will target 14 of the 47 counties in Kenya (West Pokot, Turkana, Marsabit, Samburu, Isiolo, Mandera, Wajir, Garissa, Tana River, Lamu, Kilifi, Kwale, Taita Taveta, and Narok) that have been defined as “marginalized areas” by the Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA). The 14 KOSAP Service Territories collectively represent 72 percent of the country’s total land area and 20 percent of the country’s population.
The Ministry of Energy (MOE), Kenya Power and Lighting (KPLC), and the Rural Electrification Authority (REA) will implement the facilities in 4 components over a 5-year period (2018-2023):
Component 1 – US$40M: Mini-grids for Community Facilities, Enterprises, and Households
Component 2 – US$48M: Stand-alone Solar Systems and Clean Cooking Solutions for Households
Component 3 – US$40M: Stand-alone Solar Systems and Solar Water Pumps for Community Facilities
Component 4 – US$22M: Implementation Support and Capacity Building
The KOSAP Clean Cooking Solutions Results-Based Financing (CCS RBF Facility) will award a total of US$ 5 million (in Kenya Shillings) to actors in the supply chain of clean cookstoves and fuels. The facility will provide different methods of financial support for the effectuation of business plans and sales by manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and last-mile distributors, to enable them to enter into business in targeted counties.
The Solar Debt Facility will manage a total of US$30 Million (in Kenya Shillings) to support ongoing solar operator growth in the KOSAP Service Territories, specifically targeting working capital constraints associated with getting hardware inventory to market and with providing consumer financing to end-customers.
The KOSAP Solar Service Providers Results-Based Financing (SSP RBF Facility) will award a total of US$12 million (in Kenya Shillings) in financing to compensate solar home systems service providers (SSPs) for initial, ongoing incremental, and opportunity costs associated with an expansion of operations in the KOSAP Service Territories (KSTs).
The Kenya Off-Grid Solar Access Project (KOSAP) is a flagship project of the Ministry of Energy, financed by the World Bank. Component 2 of the project is a US$ 47 million funding window encompassing two results-based financing (RBF) facilities for solar (US$ 12 million) and clean cooking (US$ 5 million), and a US$ 30 million…
Residents of off-grid areas in Kenya are poised to benefit from the sale of quality solar and clean cooking products following the release of Ksh 500,000,000 from the Kenya Off-Grid Solar Access Project (KOSAP) to 19 companies to facilitate the sale of their products in these counties. The release of funds has provided the companies…
The KOSAP Facilities Manager announced the Round 2 Call for Proposals (September 7, 2020) for the KOSAP Solar Service Providers’ Results-Based Financing Facility. This round will avail a total of KES 450 Million in the form of incentives to solar service providers to sell Lighting Global/ Verasol Certified solar home systems in the 14 Counties…