CEO speaks at National Economic Breakfast
[ All Latest News ]
KETRACO’s proposed transmission projects will address the low electricity access and connection rates in Kenya when the bulk of projects are completed in the next four years.
Eng. Joel Kiilu, KETRACO Managing Director & CEO made these remarks during the National Economic Breakfast held on the 18th of May and organized by Proactive Media with an aim of bringing together 100 business and industry captains with policy makers to discuss issues that affect the country with a view to solving them. The monthly forum will handle carefully chosen thematic subjects based on their strategic importance and impact on Vision 2030.
The theme for this month’s forum was green energy and other leading speakers included Geothermal Development Company CEO, Dr. Silas Simiyu, Andrew Amadi from UNEP, Eng. Rosemary Gitonga, KPLC and Eng. Muiru from Ministry of Energy.
Participants were unanimous during the plenary that innovative ways need to be used to expand development and usage of green and renewable energy especially geothermal, wind, hydos and solar, so as to protect and reduce use of biomass as a source of energy. Currently 70% energy sources in Kenya is biomass. The Ministry of Energy reported that the Least Cost Power Development Plan has considered renewable sources of energy but can always be modified to incorporate any new innovations.