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Kenya is paving the path for Solar & Renewables but also for Electric Vehicles, Jeremiah Kiplagat, Director, Institute of Energy Studies & Research at KPLC (Kenya Power & Lighting Company)

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During, a Side Event of G7 Energy Ministerial: “Africa 2030: Empowering the continent through innovation, green tech solutions and capacity building”, Under the auspices of the Italian G7 Presidency, we spoke to Jeremiah Kiplagat, Director, Institute of Energy Studies & Research at KPLC (Kenya Power & Lighting Company) about his country paving the path for Solar & Renewables but also for Electric Vehicles. 

Kenya Power owns and operates most of the electricity transmission and distribution system in the country and sells electricity to over 4.8 million customers (as at June 29, 2016).  The Company’s key mandate is to plan for sufficient electricity generation and transmission capacity to meet demand; building and maintaining the power distribution and transmission network and retailing of electricity to its customers.

The Government has a controlling stake at 50.1% of shareholding with private investors at 49.9%. Kenya Power is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange.

 

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