Africa

A Promising Day For Electric Transportation In East Africa

Kenya and Uganda’s electricity grids are predominantly powered by renewable energy. Geothermal, wind, hydro, and some utility-scale solar power Kenya’s grid, making up over 90% of the generation mix. In Uganda, hydro makes up most of the generation capacity. Both nations are also faced with the interesting problem of having excess generation capacity. Uganda’s current installed capacity stands at 1,252 megawatts (MW) against a domestic demand of just over 700 MW. In Kenya, the installed generation capacity is sitting at over 2,800 MW, which now exceeds the current peak demand of around 1,900 MW. At night during the off-peak periods,

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