The energy sector in Kenya has previously been guided by the Sessional Paper No. 4 of 2004 on Energy and governed by several legislation, principally the Energy Act, No. 12 of 2006 and the Geothermal Resources Act No. 12, of 1982. The Feed in Tariff Policy 2008 which was last revised in 2012 has been instrumental in accelerating investment in the renewable energy sub sector.
Adoption of the Kenya Vision 2030 (unveiled in 2008) and the promulgation of the Constitution on 27th August 2010, made it necessary to review both the Policy and the applicable legislation and regulations so as to align them with the Vision and the Constitution.
The National Energy Policy document provides a comprehensive description of the current state of the energy sector and of the policy framework as of 2018, and contains policy recommendations for various sub-themes: coal, renewable energy (including geothermal and hydro in particular), electricity, energy efficiency and conservation, land, environment, health and safety, energy services, energy financing, pricing and socioeconomic issues.
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