Carbon Africa continues to support the formulation of Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) projects in Kenya and Ethiopia. Through its financing programme JCM supports the implementation of model projects using Japanese technology, as a way of promoting action for GHG emission reductions.
This August a delegation comprising of the lead consultant from Japan and a Japanese solar module manufacturer visited Kenya as part of the process of identifying low-carbon projects that match JCM financing. The focus in Kenya for this fiscal year is on large-scale solar projects in the Independent Power Producer (IPP) and captive power generation market segments. The JCM team met with various players in the solar industry, including a number of project developers, energy service companies and government officials. The team also conducted site visits to two solar IPP projects currently under development. The mission continued on to Ethiopia in early September, where different businesses in industrial parks were visited with a view to assessing opportunities for potential JCM projects. The team is expected back in the region before the end of the year to continue their efforts.