Friday, March 8, 2019

Garissa Solar Power Plant Project

“Due to the reducing cost of electricity, we will have more people connected to the grid enabling people to open various businesses and start running shops, welding stations and other businesses that require power." - Mr Gochi, REA Technician. #KenyaMbele#GoKDelivers 

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

CSR Implemented under Solar Project

During the implementation of the 54.6MW Garissa Solar Project, Rural Electrification Authority, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, undertook to construct various public amenities that are intended to enhance the lives of the host community living in the surrounding areas of the project.
These amenities include:
  1. Dispensary 
  2. Primary School
  3. Chief’s Office and rehabilitation of the AP camp fence
  4. Solar Powered Borehole
  5. 5km Access Road to the farms
REA water point garissa

REA constructed classrooms garissa

REA solar powered borehole Garissa

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Teso South and North MP courtesy call

REA is undertaking the projects in partnership with Teso South National Government -CDF at a cost of KsH 10 Million on an equal basis during Financial Year 2018/2019. CDF will select its priority projects to be implemented. Our mandate is to accelerate rural electrification to enable Kenyans gain access to clean, affordable and quality energy services for economic and social development. Rural Electrification Authority, providing energy solutions for better lives.

ceo teso north and south mp

Monday, August 27, 2018

Energy Cabinet Secretary Hon. Charles Keter accompanied by Energy Chief Administrative Secretary Hon. Hon. Simon K. Kachapin -CAS, Energy Principal Secretary Dr. Eng Joseph Njoroge, heads of Energy state agencies and ministry officials during the hand over ceremony of a Task Force report on Review of contracts between the Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and Government on the basis of economic changes in the Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs).
The committee was formed following a directive by H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta during the Energy summit at State House where he directed that all contracts be reviewed.
It was chaired by Prof. Izael Pereira Da Silva, Strathmore Deputy Vice Chancellor – Research and Innovation and Director of Strathmore Energy Research Centre (SERC).
The mandate of the committee was to recommend appropriate policy action that will enable the Government achieve value for money on all PPAs signed to date.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Project Set to add more Clean and Affordable power into the National Grid

As the country aims to diversify its sources of power, the Garissa 55MW solar power plant project being implemented by the Rural Electrification Authority - Kenya is set to add more clean and affordable power into the National grid and the project is scheduled for completion by end of September.
During an inspection tour of the project by the Energy Cabinet Secretary Hon. Charles Keter and the Principal Secretary Dr. Eng Joseph Njoroge

Monday, July 23, 2018

Matching Funds: Collaborating with Constituencies and County Governments to Enhance Rural Electrification

Access to electricity in rural areas will be enhanced following the decision by The Rural Electrification Authority (REA) to adopt a participatory planning and action approach to rural electrification. Under this innovative approach, REA will partner with Constituency Development Fund (CDF), County Governments and other stakeholders in sourcing for funds to enhance electrification in rural areas. REA is undertaking these projects in partnership on a 50:50 funding basis.
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Dubbed the Matching Funds Project, the agreements between the parties define the structure of cooperation and partnership between the Parties with regard to the implementation of electrification projects where
So far, REA has signed agreements with Kakamega and Tharaka Nithi Counties in June 2018. REA will jointly with the County Governments and CDF, identify projects to be implemented from the funding. Under the agreements, REA has committed to conduct survey and design, prepare technical specifications for the materials, procurement of the materials to be used, undertake the construction and supervision and finally organize for the commissioning and handing over of the projects to Kenya Power & Lighting Company upon completion of construction;
The County Governments and CDF on the other hand shall also undertake to allocate funds for the projects. While signing the agreements at REA Offices, The Governor of Kakamega County, Hon. Wycliffe Oparanya said his government will transfer Sh60 million to REA every year for projects and that transformers will be installed in all the 60 wards in Kakamega County. “The programme will encourage cottage industries in the county, besides enhancing security” the Gorvenor said. REA will provide a similar amount annually towards power connectivity in the county. Every shilling paid by the county will be matched by REA to ensure successful implementation and coverage of the entire county by 2022” says the Authority’s CEO Mr. Peter Mbugua.
To enable the County Governments and CDF discharge their functions REA shall ensure that the Officers designated by the County Government for the project, work together with the Authority Officers for purposes of capacity building on the various activities and procedures required for the implementation of the project.
The Matching Fund Project was launched in Ruungu and Kanthanga Cini Markets in Tharaka Constituency. Tharaka - Nithi County. 

REA Sponsors Mwea Classic Marathon

REA joined other sponsors at the launch of the 2018 Mwea Classic Marathon and also the celebration of its 10th anniversary at the Athletics Kenya office in Nairobi. During the occasion, REA presented a donation of Kshs. 900,000/- towards the 2018 event.  The chief guest, at the occasion, Athletics Kenya President Lt. Gen (Rtd) Jackson Tuwei congratulated the sponsors for supporting youth empowerment and the development of athletics in the country.

ea Marathon organizers’ led by Chairman Charles Gichobi informed the meeting that Kirinyaga County has a high untapped potential for producing world class athletes as it has previously produced Daniel Wanjiru the 2017 London Marathon and 2016 Amsterdam Marathon winner. Kirinyaga County has also produced Morris Munene the 2016 Madrid half marathon winner.

In attendance were officials from the Mwea Marathon, Athletics Kenya, the County Government of Kirinyaga, two time Olympic champion David Rudisha and former world marathon record holder Patrick Makau. The 2018 Mwea Marathon which was held on 21st July 2018 at Wanguru stadium, Mwea Constituency, Kirinyaga County. The marathon is an annual event whose objective is to promote the uptake of athletics as a sport by the youth in the county. Proceeds from the race are also used for promotion of education initiatives in the County.