2017 Kenya Key Figures
Population: 49.7 million
GDP growth rate: 4.89 %/year
Energy independence: 79.9%
Total consumption/GDP:* 89.2 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 0.32 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 19.5%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total 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.


Kenya energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Since the closure of the Mombasa refinery in 2013, Kenya imports all its refined oil products, 41% of which consist of diesel (2017).

Petroleum products are transported through the pipeline running from Mombasa to Nakuru, Eldoret and Kisumu. The Mombasa-Nairobi pipeline section (450 km) was commissioned in 1978 while the Western Kenya Pipeline Extension (WKPE) (450 km) started ...

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 the development of renewables other than geothermal and large hydro.

GDC, Geothermal Development Company (100% state-owned) was created in 2008 to fast track the development of geothermal resources.

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 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

In its NDC, the country set a GHG emissions reduction target of 30% in 2030, compared to a BaU 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 4.3%/year, on average, from 2000 to 2016 and by almost 7%/year since ...

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