2016 Kenya Key Figures
Population: 48.5 million
GDP growth rate: 5.85 %/year
Energy independence: 81.2%
Total consumption/GDP:* 93.6 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 0.31 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 22.3%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Total per capita energy consumption is around 0.55 toe (2016). Per capita electricity consumption is approximately 170 kWh, which is 60% higher than in Tanzania.


Total energy consumption has increased by 4%/year on average since 2000 (5.8% in 2016).


Kenya energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Since the closure of the Mombasa refinery in 2013 by Kenya Petroleum Refinery Ltd (KPRL), a 50-50 JV between the Government of Kenya and Essar Energy, Kenya imports all its refined oil products, 48% of which consist of diesel (2016).

Petroleum products are transported through the pipeline running from Mombasa to Nakuru, Eldoret and Kisumu. The Mombasa-Nairobi pipeline section (450 km) ...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Renewable in % electricity production

RERAC, the Renewable Energy Resources Advisory Committee, is in charge of regulating the development of the renewable energy policy.

RERC is the lead agency for development of renewable energy resources other than geothermal and large hydro.

Kenya benefits from the Scaling-up Renewable Energy Program (SREP) developed by the Strategic Climate Fund, which is part of the Climate ...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

Following the COP 21 in Paris, the country has submitted its NDC in which it set a GHG emissions reduction target of 30% in 2030, compared to a business as usual scenario. The actual target will depend on international support in the form of finance, investment, technology development and transfer, and capacity building.

Kenya's CO2 emissions from energy combustion increased by ...

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