Additional Financing: Kenya Electricity Expansion Project (WB-P153179)

  • Kenya
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 15, 2016
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The National Treasury
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  • Energy
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 68.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 71.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Feb 26, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Apr 15, 2016

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Project Description

The objective of Electricity Expansion Project for Kenya are to: (a) increase the capacity, efficiency, and quality of electricity supply; and (b) expand access to electricity in urban, peri-urban, and rural areas. The proposed Additional Financing (AF) would enhance and maximize the development impact of Kenya for the Electricity Expansion Project (KEEP) by supporting: (1) cost overruns related to the expansion of lowcost base load geothermal resources in Kenya’s energy mix; (2) scale-up of slum electrification across the country; and (3) scale-up of technical assistance and capacity building for sector entities. Additional Global Partnership for Output Based Aid (GPOBA) funds for Kenya in the amount of 3 million US dollars have been granted to support the scale-up of slum electrification activities. To allow sufficient time to ensure the completion of the slum electrification and technical assistance activities included in this AF, the closing date of the KEEP has been extended from September 30, 2016 to December 31, 2017.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

Name: The National Treasury
Contact: Jackson Kinyanjui
Title: Director, External Resources Department
Tel: 254202252299

Implementing Agencies
Name: KenGen
Contact: Albert Mugo
Title: Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Tel: (254-20) 366-6000
Name: Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC)
Contact: Dr. Ben Chumo
Title: Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Tel: 254-20-320-1000
Name: Ministry of Energy and Petroleum
Contact: Joseph Njoroge
Title: Principle Secretary
Tel: (254-20) 255-0680

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