Government moves to stop use of solar energy

This is hardly surprising after Kenya Power recently raised alarm over the
rising switch to solar energy according to this report.
www.businessdailyafrica.com/bd/corporate/companies/kenya-power-raises-alarm-over-clients-solar-switch–3204410

While the growth of the sector is good given the advantages of solar energy
and even the fact that Kenya is right on the Equator so we get a good
amount of solar exposure, some regulation is necessary to ensure safety
standards. However it is appalling that the proposed measures are stifling
and seem geared toward keeping the monopoly of KPLC. It’s a shame and
really uncalled for, if not absolutely absurd given the inefficiency of
KPLC. The government should be encouraging growth in the energy sector
rather than stifling it.

Beryl Aidi

On Sun, Nov 29, 2020 at 10:58 PM Keith Andere via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Listers,
>
> I do agree with you Barrack that the time is ripe. During Kenya IGF as
> well as the recently concluded African IGF,
> Unreliable/Expensive/unconnected Electricity at last mile came out as a
> consistent enabler for powering digital inclusion and by extension digital
> transformation.
>
> This therefore, is an opportunity to move forward with speed.
>
> Regards
> Keith.
>
> On Sun, 29 Nov 2020 at 20:22, Barrack Otieno via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> Flipping the coin and looking at the role Solar can play in powering
>> Community Networks, looks like an opportunity is ripe for engaging EPRA,
>> Senate and Parliament. This is a key infrastructure issue that can affect
>> the cost of deploying critical infrastructure @Mwendwa Kivuva
>> <kivuva@kictanet.or.ke>
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> On Sun, 29 Nov 2020, 11:43 am John R. Gicharu via kictanet, <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>
>>> The chances are that if nobody rigorously campaigns/ lobbies against
>>> these regulations, parliament will pass them as gazzetted by EPRA.
>>>
>>> Regards, John Gicharu
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sunday, November 29, 2020, 08:20:45 AM GMT+3, John Kariuki via
>>> kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> There is no technical or legal Justification for discriminating one
>>> electrical technician from another. The regulations should therefore not be
>>> substantially different from the existing ones. I am not aware of any
>>> university which trains technicians per se. That requirement is therefore
>>> superfluous. Fortunately, regulations these days require approval of
>>> Parliament and these ones should be considered “dead on arrival”.
>>>
>>> John Kariuki
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