F.A.Q.Frequently Asked Questions
How do I start a new renewable energy project?
Information on how to start a new energy project can be obtained in the Guide to investors on Renewable Projects: Click here to download Guide to Investors
What is the minimum amount of energy one can invest in?
This is technology dependent.
What is the minimum power that can be produced for grid connection?
What does the word “clearance” mean in this context?
Can a foreign registered company submit an Expression of Interest to develop a renewable energy project?
Does this mean that the Energy Regulatory Commission is now that one-stop shop for all clearances?
Is net metering allowed in Kenya?
Currently, net metering is not allowed. It is proposed, however, in the new draft Energy Policy for generators with a capacity of less than 1 MW.In 2014 a study was conducted on the feasibility of net metering in Kenya and the final report published.
What are the functions of the Renewable Energy Department at ERC?
a. The department will focus on assisting the Ministry of Energy to develop and monitor regulations and standards for all forms of renewable energy. This will be done in consultation with statutory bodies such as the Kenya Bureau of Standards and Kenya Forest Services;
b. Preparing an indicative energy plan for renewable energy using available energy data and carrying out relevant research activities in this sector;
c. Promoting energy efficiency and conservation across the renewable energy sector as well as the petroleum and electricity sector.