|Publisher||Council of Governors (CoG)|
|Year of Publication||2020|
...My Fellow Kajiado Residents, it is with great pleasure that I present to you this Kajiado County Renewable Energy Atlas, 2020. In my Manifesto 2018-2022, I pledged to support investment in green energy including wind, solar and geothermal power generation. This Atlas is an important first step in achieving this. The Atlas will also inform the preparation of our first energy plan, which will incorporate renewable energy and electricity master plans. It will also help to enhance energy policy development in the county.Clean, affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy is essential for Kenyas sustainable development and is considered an infrastructure enabler for the Big Four Agenda. Kenya through its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) aims to achieve a low carbon, climate resilient development pathway through various adaptation and mitigation initiatives which include expansion in geothermal, solar and wind energy production, other renewables and clean energy options.In Kajiado County, renewable energy in the form of wind, solar, geothermal, hydro and biomass are abundant. The County is one of the frontier counties in the development of green energy, despite them remaining largely untapped. It already has Ngong Hills Wind Power Station, which is connected to the national power grid with a capacity of 25.5MW, with Kipeto 1 and 2 Wind Power project projected to generate an additional 100MW. Magadi solar project and Mt. Suswa geothermal project are also underway. Through the implementation of the second generation County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP 2018-2022), the county will be investing further and increasing demand for renewable energy. In addition, the Kajiado County Climate Change Bill, 2020 will provide further investment and promotion of climate change adaptation and mitigation initiatives in the County.The Kajiado County Renewable Energy Atlas is a first step towards understanding renewable energy potential in the county. The Atlas enables us to understand which renewable energy resources exist where and to what extent. The high quality renewable energy resource data and the other geographic information system (GIS) data are essential for the transition to a clean energy economy that prioritizes local resources, improves resilience and promotes energy independence. This is critical to scaling up to commercial development. The Atlas also supports the implementation of the Energy Act, 2019 which requires both the National and County Government to collect and maintain energy data, to undertake feasibility studies, and to avail data to developers of energy resources and infrastructure.In pursuit to this, it is my pleasure to invite all investors to explore more renewable energy forms in the county. My government on its part, promise to coordinate all the stakeholders including Kajiado Residents, investors, development partners, national government and its agencies in the implementation of this Atlas.
|Tags||kajiado, county, renewable, energy, atlas, KAJIADO COUNTY RENEWABLE ENERGY ATLAS 2020, Public Finance|
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