Energy consumption in Kenya

The most important measure in the energy balance of Kenya is the total consumption of

7.67 billion kWh

per year. Per capita this is an average of 158 kWh.


Kenya could provide itself completely with self-produced energy. The total production of all energy producing facilities is 10 bn kWh. Thats 125% of the countries own usage. Despite this Kenya trades its energy with foreign countries. Along with pure consumptions the production, imports and exports play an important role.


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Energy Balance

 TotalKenya
per capita
Compared to Europe
per capita
Own consumption7.67 bn kWh158.19 kWh5,411.01 kWh
Energy production9.55 bn kWh197.02 kWh5,829.79 kWh
Energy imports67.00 m kWh1.38 kWh731.07 kWh
Energy exports45.00 m kWh0.93 kWh719.07 kWh



Carbon footprint

TotalKenya
per capita
Compared to Europe
per capita
CO2 emissions in 201414.29 m t0.29 t5.40 t


Development of CO2 emissions from 1992 to 2014 in million tons





Production capacities per energy source

The given production capacities have a theoretical value, which could only be obtainable under ideal conditions. They are measuring the generatable amount of energy, that would be reached under permanent and full use of all capacities of all power plants. In practice this isn't possible, because e.g. solar collectors are less efficient unter clouds. Also wind- and water-power plants are not always operating under full load. All these values are only useful in relation to other energy sources or countries.

Energy sourceTotal
in Kenya
percentage
in Kenya
percentage
in Europe
per capita
in Kenya
per capita
in Europe
Fossil fuels6.43 bn kWh31,9 %48,9 %132.68 kWh7,993.04 kWh
Nuclear power0.00 kWh0,0 %7,2 %0.00 kWh1,185.60 kWh
Water power7.18 bn kWh35,6 %23,4 %148.07 kWh3,829.04 kWh
Renewable energy10.80 bn kWh53,6 %16,2 %222.94 kWh2,654.74 kWh
Total production capacity20.16 bn kWh100,0 %100,0 %415.93 kWh16,358.42 kWh