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Electricity Generation, Distribution and/or Supply License

Energy generating, transmitting or distributing projects including those under the FiT with a capacity above 3 MW must obtain an Electricity Generation License from the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC). Projects with a capacity under 1 MW do not need an ERC clearance and those between 1 MW and 3 MW must obtain an Electricity Permit from ERC, which is a streamlined license. The license is open-ended and must not be renewed. The applicant has to give a notice of application to the Local Government, to ERC and publish the intention of the project in a newspaper at least 15 days prior to submission of the application.

Details

  • Purpose: Compliance with Energy Act and Electricity Licensing Regulations 2010
  • Application Fee: Kshs. 10,000
  • Clearance Fee: Grant of licence or permit to generate, distribute and supply electricity within a specified area: Kshs. 20,000 per MW of installed capacity
  • Maximum Processing Time: 90 days
  • Validity: 1 year
  • Clearance Type: License
  • Legal Basis: Energy Act, Electricity Licensing Regulations 2010
  • Annual Renewal: Annual renewal, modification or transfer of licence or permit: Kshs. 10,000 per MW of installed capacity

Investor Inputs

  • Application Letter to ERC
  • Copy of newspaper advertisement
  • Copy of notice to local/county government
  • Draft or signed PPA
  • EIA license
  • Information according to the Feed in Tariff Policy

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