energy management

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Ecological, Carbon and Water Footprints; What You Need to Know

With the growing global concern over climate change, footprints have become a popular concept. There has especially been increased emphasis on ecological, water and carbon footprints. These footprints provide nations with the information required to make the right decisions on resource management and sustainable development. What is an Ecological Footprint (EF)? First coined in 1992 by William Rees, the term ecological footprint refers to the pressure that human activities place… Read More »Ecological, Carbon and Water Footprints; What You Need to Know
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Optimization of industrial fans in Kenya

The expanding middle class in Kenya has put increased pressure on the country’s electricity demand. In response, from 2015, the Kenya Power Company commenced the Last Mile Connectivity project aimed at connecting a whopping 300,000 households to the national grid, in its first phase. Today (2018), Kenya Power is inking deals with local and foreign companies to have an extra 600,000 households in the low-income bracket connected within 18 months.… Read More »Optimization of industrial fans in Kenya

Steam traps for the Kenyan industry – All you need to know

A lot of times when looking at the efficiency of a boiler, facility operators will focus on optimizing the performance of their fuel and heat exchange systems, overlooking the entire systems; leaving steam traps out of the picture. In fact, the US Department of Energy explains that among steam systems that have not been maintained for between 3 and 5 years, about 15% – 30% of the installed steam traps… Read More »Steam traps for the Kenyan industry – All you need to know
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Kenya Malls and Energy Management. What Can Be Done?

Figure 1. Two Rivers Mall Kenya. Source – Construction Kenya Among your weekly errands is probably visiting a store in a mall. In Nairobi especially, standalone shopping stores are becoming fewer as investors are betting on adding to the already-present 30 malls. From the convenience of having many shops in a single location, to enjoying the buzzing ambiance of the recreational areas, malls have found a special place in every… Read More »Kenya Malls and Energy Management. What Can Be Done?

Energy Audit Levels in Kenya – All You Need to Know

Pursuant of the Energy Management Regulations (2012), every company and institution using more than 180,000kWh (units) annually, or about 15,000kWh (units) monthly of electricity is required to carry out an energy audit every three years  as well as: 1. Have a designated energy manager within the facility 2. Prepare their energy management policy that the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) will approve 3. Have audit reports as well as an implementation… Read More »Energy Audit Levels in Kenya – All You Need to Know