Climate Transition: A Kenyan Success Story


In the fight against climate change, Kenya, the host of the AfDB Group’s General Assembly, has become one of Africa’s champions of adaptation.

Around 90% of the electricity produced today comes from renewable energy sources and the country aims to become a major producer on a global scale.

Kenyan agriculture has a new face thanks to renewable energies

“The main reason for this situation is the commissioning of the new Turkana wind farm and the Garissa solar farm. Kenya now has a park consisting of 90% renewable energy sources (wind, solar, geothermal) and only 10% thermal. said Patrick Obath, energy consultant and deputy director of Adam Smith International Africa.

With the commissioning of these two plants, wind energy production increased almost five-fold, from 375.6 GWh to 1,562.7 GWh per year, while solar production increased from 13.7 GWh to 92.3 GWh.

Race results. Cold storage facilities located on the outskirts of Nairobi are operating at full capacity. Thanks to solar panels, horticultural products from rural areas far from the capital can be stored for a longer period of time. In the past, a large number of flowers died due to the heat. Today, fresh produce reaches local supermarkets in perfect condition. And like the roses that bloom in the Rift Valley and on the shores of Lake Naivasha, or the tilapia of Lake Victoria, they are successfully exported.





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