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Kenya energy report

Kenya energy market analysis is derived from the most recent key economic indicators, supply and demand factors, oil & gas pricing trends and major energy issues and developments surrounding the energy industry. The analysis includes a comprehensive energy market report and updated Kenya energy market data.

Kenya energy report
Update: June, 2019
Format: 2 files (PDF report, Excel file)
Pages: 32 (Report only)
Delivery: Immediate by e-mail


Kenya energy market report offers an incisive and reliable overview of the energy sector in Kenya. With a focus on oil, gas, coal and power markets, the report provides a complete picture of the country situation, dynamics, current issues and future prospects. With 2017 market data and continuous follow-up of markets news, this report brings clear and concise insights with which to tackle national energy challenges and opportunities.

  • Institutions & Energy Policy

    The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum (MoEP) is in charge of the country's energy policy and development.

    The Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MEF) provides the policy and integrated planning framework for the sustainable management of the environment and natural resources.

    The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), established in 2007, is in charge of enforcing regulations, ...

  • Energy Supply


    The MEoP estimates that the country has around 2.2 mbl of crude oil reserves (2017), 1 Gt of economically recoverable coal resources in the Mui basin, a hydropower potential of 6 GW, including over 3 GW in small hydropower plants (≤ 10 MW), and 7-10 GW of geothermal resources.

  • Energy Prices


    The electricity tariffs are reviewed and approved by ERC based on proposals from Kenya Power. Kenya follows a three-tiered tariff structure, under which tariffs increase according to the number of kWh consumed. In 2017, the average electricity price was US$20.2/kWh (KShi20.4/kWh) for households and US$13.6c/kWh (KShi13.7/kWh) for industry.

    In July 2018, with a view to simplifying the ...

  • Energy Consumption

    Total per capita energy consumption is around 0.54 toe (2017). Per capita electricity consumption is around 170 kWh, which is 80% higher than in Tanzania.


    Total energy consumption increased by 4%/year on average between 2000 and 2015, and by 2.7%/year in 2016 and 2017.


  • Issues & Prospects

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In the Kenya market report you will find the graphs mentioned below:

  • GRAPH 1: CO2-energy emissions (MtCO2)
  • GRAPH 2: Installed electric capacity by source (2017, %)
  • GRAPH 3: Gross power production by source (TWh)
  • GRAPH 4: Power generation by source (2017, %)
  • GRAPH 5: Gasoline & diesel prices (US$/l)
  • GRAPH 6: Electricity prices for industry and households (US$c/kWh)
  • GRAPH 7: Consumption trends by energy source (Mtoe)
  • GRAPH 8: Total consumption market share by energy (2017, %)
  • GRAPH 9: Final consumption market share by sector (2017, %)

In the Kenya market report you will find follow tables:

  • Economic Indicators: Annual historical data including population, GNP growth, imports & exports, inflation rate, energy security and efficiency indicators, CO2 emissions.
  • Supply Indicators: Historical data including oil & gas reserves, electric & refining capacity, energy production, power production and external trade. All detailed by energy source.
  • Demand Indicators: Historical data includes consumption per inhabitant, consumption trends, total consumption by energy source, final consumption by energy source & sector, and, electricity consumption by sector.
  • Energy Balances: Unique tabular display of the overall energy industry balance per annum, also graphically displayed by energy sub-segment.

The Kenya market data since 1990 included in the Excel file is given below.
Historical evolution allows to easily work with the data.

2017 Key Data included in the excelsheet:

  • Economic indicators: Annual historical economic indicators, energy security, energy efficiency and CO2 emissions.
  • Supply indicators: Annual historical reserves, capacity, production and external trade (imports(+) exports(-) balance).
  • Demand indicators: Annual historical consumption per capita, consumption trends, total consumption, final consumption (per energy and per sector) and electricity consumption total and per sector.
  • Energy Balance: total and per energy.
  • Kenya Energy Prices: In addition to the analysis provided on the report we also provided a data set which includes historical details on the Kenya energy prices for the follow items: price of premium gasoline (taxes incl.), price of diesel (taxes incl.), price of electricity in industry (taxes incl.), price of electricity for households (taxes incl.), price of natural gas in industry (taxes incl.), prices of natural gas for households (taxes incl.), spot price of Brent and CO2 emissions (from fuel combustion).

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