Supports Kenya's Updated NDC (2020) target to abate GHG emissions by 32% by 2030, as well as the vision and objectives of the National Energy Policy (2018) and the Updated Least Cost Power Development Plan 2021-2030 (2021) of the Government, which focus on the provision of adequate, reliable and affordable power, including by encouraging the development of small hydro. By developing energy infrastructure, developer Kleen Hydro Limited is supporting the manufacturing and other development priorities outlined in the “Big Four” agenda (2018).
This 6MW project is located on the Rupingazi River in a rural part of Embu County on the south-eastern slopes of Mount Kenya.
Utilising REPP’s development loan, the developer has been able to make progress on the development of the project and the construction of both the plant’s weir and canal.
The power plant will supply offtaker Kenya Power under the terms of a signed 20-year power purchase agreement.
Contracted date: 15 April 2018
Lending type: Development loan
REPP’s funding has enabled us to make substantial progress on what is one of the largest private renewable energy projects in the county, while at the same time elevating the living standards of our workforce and their families.- Rosemary Mugo, Director, Kleen Hydro Limited