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Promotion of grid-connected renewable energy, focusing on wind energy


Period
2016 - 2020

Implementing agencies
GIZ

African partners
Government

Names of African partners involved
Government of Kenya

Donor involvement (incl. IOs)
Single donor, Bilaterals involved

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs
German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Geographical scope
Country

Countries where active
Kenya

Sectors
Renewables, Electricity

Sub Sectors (Electricity)
Electricity system, Grid connected generation

Type of intervention
Operative program / delivery mechanism (downstream)

Type of technical assistance
Information and analysis, Policy support / institution building, Skill development / training

Gender focus
No

Climate focus
Yes

Type of financing

Main objectives
Conditions for the system-friendly and cost-efficient integration of variable renewable energy in the electricity grid are improved, with the goal of increasing the proportion of wind and solar energy in the power supply.

Main activities
- Energy policy: State actors are provided with support on assessing specific VRE data and strategies, and translating these into policy recommendations. - Energy planning: Support is given to stakeholders to improve their planning and modelling skills as well as to help them analyse the economic benefits in addition to the limitations involved in integrating VRE. - Regulation: The state regulatory body is familiarised with the specific costs, benefits and investment risks associated with VRE as well as the fundamentals of internationally proven regulatory approaches. - Technical implementation: The technical expertise of wind farm and solar park developers and operators as well as the grid operator is developed further and coordination among these parties is improved.

Comments

Sources
https://www.giz.de/en/worldwide/36585.html

Contact information
Jasmin Fraatz, Project Manager jasmin.fraatz​@giz.de

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