About UsThe Renewable Energy Portal
Despite ample availability of renewable energy sources in Kenya and the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) Policy in place, actual investments in the renewable energy remain relatively small. One of the challenges in developing investments in this sector is a lack of clear, up-to-date information about how to obtain the various licenses and clearances required to construct and operate an energy project.
To encourage investment in the renewable energy sector, it is important to ensure that licensing procedures are efficient and that information regarding licensing is accessible and easy to understand. The Renewable Energy Portal was created to improve the dissemination of regulatory information by collecting all license information in one place and displaying it in a simple, user-friendly format.
The Renewable Energy Portal
The purpose of the portal is to provide easy access to relevant information about administrative entry requirements and procedures for operating a power plant based on renewable energy, as well as the legal and regulatory framework for such investments (e.g., tariff regulation) and relevant market information.
The Renewable Energy Portal provides information regarding each of the clearances issued by government agencies and local authorities that are required to start a renewable energy project. The Portal contains information on all the licensing requirements from the different issuing agencies as well as agencies that provide associated information on renewable energy projects.
The agencies that provide licenses and/or clearances for energy related projects include:
- The Ministry of Energy: www.energy.go.ke
- The Kenya Power and Lighting Company: www.kplc.co.ke
- The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority: www.kcaa.or.ke
- The National Environment Management Authority: www.nema.go.ke
- The Ministry of Local Government: www.localgovernment.go.ke
- The Energy Regulatory Commission: www.erc.go.ke
- The Water Resources Management Authority: www.wrma.or.ke