New Market Research Report: Kenya Power Report Q3 2016
Recently published research from Business Monitor International, "Kenya Power Report Q3 2016", is now available at Fast Market Research
[ClickPress, Tue Jul 19 2016] The majority of Kenya's electricity generation growth will receive a large boost from the continuing focus on non-hydropower renewables, especially geothermal capacity. Overall, total generation will grow by just under 5TWh throughout our 10-year forecast period. A large number of transmission and interconnection projects will lead to an increase in consumption and improved electricity trade options respectively.
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Construction of the Kenya-Ethiopia interconnect project is expected to start in 2016 and be completed in 2018. The interconnection line will stretch over 1,000km and transmit up to 2,000 megawatts (MW) of power.
Kenya has reportedly doubled its electricity exports to neighbouring Uganda and Tanzania whilst halving imports from other countries such as Ethiopia. This has been the result of increased capacity from geothermal power leading to increased generation.
The Kinangop wind project was shelved in February 2016 due to constant protests, which led to a depletion of project funds before it could be fully implemented. General Electric (supplier) and Iberdrola Ingeneria (engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning) were the two main firms in charge of the project.
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Ormat Technologies, the operator of the Olkaria III geothermal power plant, has increased the capacity to 139MW by adding a fourth unit in the complex with a capacity of 29 megawatts (MW).
The construction of the planned coal-fired Lamu Power plant, already facing the possibility of long delays, is now being challenged by a group of 30 community-based organisations. The groups have been protesting against the proposed plant due to environmental and health concerns, as well as the effects expected on Lamu Old Town, the oldest Swahili settlement in East Africa.
The Kenya Power Report features BMI Research's market assessment and independent forecasts covering electricity generation (coal, gas, oil, nuclear, hydro and non-hydro renewables), electricity consumption, trade, transmission and distribution losses and electricity generating capacity.
The Kenya Power Report also analyses the impact of regulatory changes, recent developments and the background macroeconomic outlook and features competitive landscapes comparing national and multinational operators by sales, market share, investments, projects, partners and expansion strategies.
Use BMI's independent industry forecasts for Kenya to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic planning in the power market.
Target business opportunities and risks Kenya's power sector through our reviews of latest power industry trends, regulatory changes, and major deals, projects and investments in Kenya.
Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Competitive Landscape analysis.
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