Frequent question: Does Kenya get electricity from Uganda?

Kenya’s electricity imports from Uganda have grown 281 per cent in the six months to June as drought cut local generation of hydro-electric power by a third or 615.69 million kilowatt hours. … Kenya has a direct electricity transmission line connecting with Uganda via Tororo, enabling bulk power imports.

Where does Kenya get its electricity?

Electricity supply is predominantly sourced from hydro and fossil fuel (thermal) sources. This generation energy mix comprises 52.1% from hydro, 32.5% from fossil fuels, 13.2% from geothermal, 1.8% from biogas cogeneration and 0.4% from wind, respectively.

Why does Kenya import electricity from Uganda?

Help us serve you better by completing our quick survey. The Ministry of Energy has in the past said Kenya resorts to importing power from Uganda due to a lack of proper infrastructure to transmit cheap power from sites like Olkaria to Western Kenya.

How much electricity does Kenya import?

Kenya imported 184,000 MWh of electricity in 2016 (covering 2% of its annual consumption needs).


ELECTRIC consumption 7,862,800
Geothermal 4,204,000 43.64%
Wind 63,000 0.65%
Solar, Tide, Wave, Fuel Cell 37,000 0.38%
Tide and Wave 0.00%

Does Kenya produce enough electricity?

Kenya’s current effective installed (grid connected) electricity capacity is 2,651 MW, with peak demand of 1,912 MW, as of November 2019. … Electricity supply is mostly generated by renewable sources with the majority coming from geothermal power and hydroelectricity.

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Does Uganda export electricity to Tanzania?

Uganda’s Energy Net Exports

Uganda exports electricity to Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). On the other hand, electricity imports are from Kenya and Rwanda.

Which countries does Uganda Export electricity?

Uganda exports much of its electricity to Kenya but also exports to parts of Tanzania, eastern DR Congo and South Sudan. According to Bank of Uganda, about 261,077 megawatts were exported during the period, which was a decline from the 311,428 megawatts in the same period to August 2019.

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