Key national entities assigned to manage Kenya’s energy resources

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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday assented to three key bills including Energy Bill 2017, which establishes three national entities to manage and regulate Kenya’s energy resources.

The law proposes the establishment of boards to govern and manage cities and municipalities and outlines specific requirements for appointment to the boards.

The new energy law establishes three key national entities to manage and regulate the sector.

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The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority, the Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation and the Nuclear Power and Energy Agency have been established.

The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority will regulate the generation, import, export, transmission, distribution, supply and usage of electrical energy with the exception of licensing of nuclear facilities.

The Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation shall oversee implementation of the Rural Electrification Programme, manage the Rural Electrification Programme Fund and source for additional funds for the Rural Electrification Programme and renewable energy.

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