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Kenya to invest $2.1B in power network in next 5 years


 Kenya’s Rural Electrification Authority (REA) announced that it will invest $2.1 billion in the country’s electricity supply network over the next five years.

The funds within the 2016/17-2020/21 strategic plan have been earmarked to develop adequate power infrastructure to ensure that all public facilities are connected and have access to electricity, reports ESI-Africa.

The focus will be on the use of renewable energy for provision of electricity to areas which are not close to the national grid. Facilities in these areas will be connected to renewable sources of power through the development of around 450 renewable energy mini-grids.

Within the total grid network, 24,536 unconnected public facilities will be electrified through the extension of the grid.

Source: ESI-Africa