Design of the national off-grid solar electrification programme

Led by:  KPMG
Sector:  Energy

“We are excited to lead this project bringing government and private sector together to contribute towards the Kenya National Electrification Strategy to achieve universal electrification.This is critical to achieving Kenya’s Vision 2030, Big 4 Agenda and SDG 7 target.” - Smita Sanghrajka, Partner, KPMG East Africa

This project is aligned with the Kenyan government’s initiative to achieve 2.18 million electricity connections across households, public facilities, and small businesses through standalone solar systems. Collaborating closely with Kenya’s Ministry of Energy, the project designed The Kenya National Off-Grid Electrification Solar Home System (SHS) programme. This programme detailed the methodology, activities and budgets required to achieve the required targets and strategies to mobilise resources and finance. This is a critical step to support Kenya’s ambition to provide universal access to electricity.

The Kenya National Off-Grid Electrification Solar Home System Programme targets households that cannot be served by the national grid or mini grids. The target households will be from 19 underserved counties based on several factors, which include grid electrification rates, solar access rates, population density and poverty levels.

Credit - Naddel (Flickr)