The Danish Energy Agency is assisting Kenya in enhancing long-term energy planning and power system operations to ensure that Kenya reaches its ambitious targets for a green energy transition.
Areas of cooperation:
- Long-term energy planning and modelling
- Power system operations with a high share of renewable energy
Kenya has set an ambitious target to reach 100 percent electricity from renewable energy sources by 2030. The Danish-Kenyan Strategic Sector Cooperation on energy (SSC) addresses two thematic areas: long-term energy planning and power system operations with a high share of renewable energy.
The Danish technical assistance aims to 1) enhance the capacity for energy planning to ensure least cost power sector development, and 2) support an increased share of renewable energy in the power system while increasing the security of supply.
Kenya has already come a long way in their energy transition and is a regional frontrunner with regards to utilizing geothermal and hydro energy resources. Danish experience and knowledge-sharing can support the cost-effective development of the Kenyan energy sector. The cooperation not only paves the way for sustainable and affordable energy but also facilitates the exchange of valuable insights and practices between the two countries.
Cooperation between Danish and Kenyan authorities
The Danish partners are the Danish Embassy in Nairobi and the Danish transmission system operator, Energinet. The main partner governmental institution in Kenya is the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum along with several of its institutions e.g. Kenya Power, KETRACO, EPRA, KenGen etc.
The program is currently financed until the end of 2024.