EPRA Develops Mini-Grid Regulatory Framework to Improve Access to Electricity in Kenya

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Kenya’s Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) has developed the Energy Regulations (2021) framework – a draft regulation aimed at spurring investment in mini-grid solutions and accelerating universal access to electricity in the country – and is seeking input from industry stakeholders.

Over the next month, EPRA will conduct nationwide sensitization and consultative sessions in conjunction with the associated Regulatory Impact Statement Report and technical guidelines to review and provide feedback on the framework, which will be incorporated into the Energy Regulations (2021), implemented by the Government of Kenya.

Developed under the provisions of the country’s Energy Act (2019), the Energy Regulations (2021) framework, according to the EPRA website, aims to provide consensus for mini-grid tariff approval, licensing requirements, guidelines for operations performance and reporting requirements and supports the country’s aspiration of achieving universal access to electricity by 2022.

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Source: EnergyCapitalReport

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