About half a million people, in underserved Counties of the country, have been able to access electricity through Standalone Solar Systems (SSS) sold under the Kenya Off Grid Solar Access Project (KOSAP), in the last two years.
Speaking at a workshop in Nairobi, held to review the performance of KOSAP, the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Maj. Gen. (Rtd.) Dr Gordon O. Kihalangwa revealed that the connections have been realised through the sale of 101,000 SSS by companies contracted by the Project from June 2020. The sales have been made in the 14
counties of West Pokot, Turkana, Marsabit, Samburu, Isiolo, Mandera, Wajir, Garrisa, Tana River, Lamu, Kilifi, Kwale, Taita Taveta and Narok.
The PS noted that the Project’s objective of connecting over 1.5 million people in areas that are not served by the national electricity grid remains highly relevant and urged all the implementation agencies of the Project – Ministry of Energy, Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) and the Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation (REREC) – to redouble their efforts and ensure that access to energy in underserved Counties is… Read More