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Kenya has a population of over 52.2 million people with the official languages spoken as English and Swahili. The capital city is Nairobi. In Kenya the main share of electrical power comes from geothermal energy and the second largest share comes from hydroelectric. Kenya is the largest producer of geothermal energy in Africa and there are also plans to bring nuclear power to Kenya and have an operational plant by 2027, to help the nation achieve its middle-income status.
Kenya Grid Overview
Kenya Socket Type
Kenya Grid Coverage
In Kenya the grid runs at a frequency of 50Hz, this is the same frequency as most of Europe.The Voltage in Kenya is 415V for three phase and 240V for single phase. Kenya is currently in the process of connecting their grid to Ethiopia via the Sodo-Moyale-Suswa high voltage power line and to South Africa, through Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe via the Isinya-Singida high voltage power line. This is part of the Eastern Africa Power Pool (EAPP) which aims to reduce the cost of power and optimize the energy resources in each partaking nation.
In Kenya the socket type they use is type G as seen below. Kenya is one of the few countries to have the same type as the UK. It consists of two parallel flat pins with a ground pin at the top.
As of 2017, the Kenya grid reached 63.8% of its population. The areas of Kenya that the grid currently misses out tends to be the more rural areas where only around 5% of the population gets power from the national grid. To solve this issue ESMAP (Energy Sector Management Assistance Program) are running an off the grid electrification project to bring electricity to more than 1.3 million people.