The Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency (hosting the Global ESCO Network) has successfully supported the Kenyan Ministry of Energy in its efforts to develop the country’s first National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy in 2020, and its Implementation Plan in 2022. One of the priority areas identified in the Strategy is the creation of a SuperESCO in Kenya, which is backed by the African Development Bank and has been recently approved by the Kenyan Government to be established at the Kenya Power and Lighting Company PLC. The Super ESCO is the first initiative of its kind in East Africa. The aim of this SuperESCO is to be a vehicle for channelling funds into public sector energy efficiency investments such as hospitals, schools, and street lighting, laying the foundation for private investment later in the commercial and industrial sectors.
The African Development Bank is looking for international consultancy firms to provide technical assistance to the Kenya Power and Lighting Company PLC, for the operationalization of the utility-run SuperESCO.
You can read about the African Development Bank’s Request for Expression of Interest in the following link: