Implementation of the Government’s Big Four Agenda and the flagship projects identified under Vision 2030 is expected to accelerate demand for power countrywide.

 The Government aims to satisfy this demand by expanding generation through renewable energy sources so as to minimise carbon dioxide emissions.

Carbon phase-out and renewable energy targets are becoming commonplace in many countries, as are renewable energy incentives and subsidy programmes.  Such change does not occur without creating regulatory, technical and commercial challenges.  Many Governments, including the Kenyan Government, are therefore assessing their regulatory and market structures to determine how best to embrace these changes.

The inaugural Chambers Global Practice Guide for Alternative Energy and Power, 2018, provides expert legal commentary on these issues for businesses and investors assessing the commercial impacts of these changes on existing generation and infrastructure, while focusing on the future and how the commercial landscape for new infrastructure investment is going to change.      

The Guide also provides a general overview of the power sector and summarizes important developments in the most significant jurisdictions.

IKM’s James Kamau, Beatrice Nyabira and Christine Murangi contributed to the Guide and have authored the Kenyan Chapter.

Click here to access the Practice Guide