Kenya’s heavy reliance on hydroelectricity production has made the country vulnerable to climate change impacts, such as drought and erratic rainfall patterns. Kenya needs to develop a more resilient and stable supply of electricity, while rapidly developing its base load of electricity production to meet growing demand. Although the path of least resistance would be to expand its fossil fuel-based thermal production, Kenya’s Vision 20301 strategy places priority on low-carbon development including renewable energy development – with geothermal playing a critical role.
Anon. Harnessing geothermal energy: The case of Kenya. Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), (2013) 6 pp. [Inside Stories on climate compatible development]