2017 ENERGY EFFICIENCY TRENDS IN KENYA

2017 ENERGY EFFICIENCY TRENDS IN KENYA

27th January 2017, will forever remain a very very sad day for the energy efficiency world. Arthur Rosenfeld, the godfather of energy efficiency, passed away. Arthur was credited for creating the field of energy efficiency and saving billions of dollars through energy savings. He provided true leadership and inspired an...

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5 things to look out for about Kenya’s energy efficiency market in 2016

5 things to look out for about Kenya’s energy efficiency market in 2016

Written by Chris Mbori 2015 was the big year for the energy efficiency market in Kenya. This was largely because the rush to beat the energy management regulations 2012’s deadline. This regulation states that any designated facility ( one that consumes more than 180,000kWh per annum) to comply to a...

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How much should an energy audit cost?

How much should an energy audit cost?

There are a lot of concerns on what is the appropriate fee for the various Energy Efficiency services. Of great interest are the energy audits. I do not know what happens in other countries but in Kenya we still do not have a standard procedure to price our energy audits....

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3 Tips for aspiring Energy Engineers

3 Tips for aspiring Energy Engineers

It’s now six months since I last posted on this blog. It’s been a busy half year with lots of new development. One of the new developments has been formation of a new company called Pisu Energy Services Africa Ltd (PESA Ltd.) The company focuses on Energy Efficiency Projects, Energy...

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HYDRO POWER: HARNESSING THE POWER OF WATER

HYDRO POWER: HARNESSING THE POWER OF WATER

It is the rainy season and much of the country is receiving a lot of rain. Even though the rains have been accompanied by increased level of destruction to infrastructure, widespread flooding and lose of life in some cases, on the positive side, we are already starting to experience its...

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Are you licensed? 3 Opportunities you are probably missing out on…

Are you licensed? 3 Opportunities you are probably missing out on…

Let’s start with some good news today. I passed my ERC oral interviews and was awarded a class A Energy Auditor’s License! It is a great feeling to pass. For now, I guess there only 13 licensed energy auditors in our entire country. This is can be a good thing...

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3 Good Websites for Energy Engineers

3 Good Websites for Energy Engineers

I recently went for an oral licensing interview to become a Licensed Energy Auditor with our local regulator ERC (Energy Regulatory Commission). I still have not received my results yet but anytime from now I should know my fate. The interview was a 3 stage step where the first part...

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Is Hydrogen Energy The Next Big Thing?

Is Hydrogen Energy The Next Big Thing?

Hydrogen forms a perfect alternative source of energy for more reasons than one. Apart from being the most plentiful gas in the atmosphere, hydrogen does not emit harmful gases such as CO2. Due to this, any breakthrough in commercial use of hydrogen would be great news to the whole world....

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