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
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