Overview of Energy Efficiency and Conservation Status in Narok County, Kenya


Narok County, a region rich in cultural heritage and natural beauty, is taking significant steps towards energy efficiency and conservation. In the following blog ‘Overview of Energy Efficiency and Conservation Status in Narok County, Kenya,’ authors Hilarious Kifalu and Victor Otieno, along with reviewers Sarah Oderah, Dr. Eng. Fenwicks Musonye, and Patrick Mwanzia, present a comprehensive analysis of the current energy efficiency landscape in the county. This study was conducted as part of the development of the County Energy Plan (CEP), aligning with global and national goals such as SDG7 and Kenya’s Energy Act 2019. It highlights the importance of energy efficiency as a cost-effective method to reduce CO2 emissions, enhance energy security, and improve household health and safety.

The research underscores the pivotal role of energy efficiency in Narok County’s energy planning. It details the existing policy and regulatory frameworks guiding these efforts, such as the Energy Management Regulations 2012 and the Kenya National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (KNEECS) 2020. The study assesses key sectors, including county public buildings, households, commercial industries, and transport, providing a clear picture of the current state of energy efficiency practices and identifying areas for improvement. The analysis reveals moderate adoption rates of energy-efficient technologies and practices, with significant room for enhancement in areas such as lighting, cooling, and the use of renewable energy sources.

Addressing the challenges of implementing energy efficiency measures, the study offers actionable recommendations, including increased financing for projects, development of a county building code, and promotion of efficient cooking technologies. Ultimately, the study aims to pave the way for collaborative efforts to enhance energy efficiency and sustainability in Narok County, fostering a more resilient and environmentally friendly future.

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Article written by: Stephen Wakhu

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