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
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?
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
Over the last few years, it has become abundantly clear that water and energy are deeply intertwined and should as such be managed simultaneously for sustainable development. Great is this issue that the theme of the 2014 World Water Week was the water-energy nexus. This particular event was intended to encourage collaboration between the water, energy and food security sectors. It goes without saying that none of these sectors can… Read More »The Water-Energy Nexus