Kenya Energy Information

2018 Kenya Key Figures

Population: 51.0 million
GDP growth rate: 6.32 %/year
Energy independence: 81.1%

* at purchasing power parity
Total consumption/GDP:* 87.7 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 0.32 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 21.5%

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Kenya Related Research

Total Energy Consumption

Total per capita energy consumption is around 0.55 toe (2018). Per capita electricity consumption is around 170 kWh, which is much higher than neighbour countries (60% higher than in Tanzania, twice that in Ugandan).


Total energy consumption has increased quite rapidly since 2010 (4.4%/year).


Interactive Chart Kenya Total Energy Consumption

More research: Kenya energy report

Crude Oil Production

The country has four exploration basins: Lamu, Mandera, Anza, and Tertiary Rift. Oil production started in 2019.

Since the closure of the Mombasa refinery in 2013, Kenya imports all its refined oil products, 43% of which consist of diesel (2018).

Interactive Chart Kenya Crude Oil Production

More research: EMEA Refineries Dataset

Renewable in % Electricity Production

RERAC, the Renewable Energy Resources Advisory Committee, is in charge of regulating the development of the renewable energy policy.

REREC is the lead agency for the development of renewables other than geothermal and large hydro.

GDC, Geothermal Development Company (100% state-owned) was created in 2008 to fast track the development of geothermal resources.

Kenya benefits from the Scaling-up Renewable Energy Program (SREP) developed by the Strategic Climate Fund, which is part of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF).

Interactive Chart Kenya Share of Renewables in Electricity Production (incl hydro)

CO2 Fuel Combustion/CO2 Emissions

In its NDC, the country set a GHG emissions reduction target of 30% in 2030, compared to a BaU scenario. The actual target will depend on international support in the form of finance, investment, technology development and transfer, and capacity building.

Kenya's CO2 emissions from energy combustion increased by around 5%/year, on average, between 2000 to 2016 and have remained largely stable since 2016.


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