Kenya off-grid electrification market assessment final workshop

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), supported by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), commissioned a study to assess the market potential for off-grid electrification via mini-grids and opportunities for private sector involvement in Kenya. Carbon Africa led a consortium consisting of Trama TechnoAmbiental (TTA), Research Solutions Africa (RSA) and the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) to undertake end-user surveys at 21 potential sites, assess demand, size, configure and cost example hybrid mini-grids and provide insights on the potential market size. The assignment concluded with the presentation of the results at a large stakeholder workshop held on 1 September 2015 in Nairobi.