Uasin Gishu County is working to ensure that there is a 100% electricity connectivity to all households by 2022 from the current 52.78% of the households having an access to electricity services.
This was put accross on Monday during Uasin Gishu County Clean Energy policy and sustainable energy action plan Validation workshop, which brought about stakeholders who came to discuss on energy efficiency and conservation.
According to a survey conducted by the Kenya Association of Manufacturers, Turbo Sub-County leads with 70,632 customers connected to the grid as at June 2016.
Soy sub-county stands at 29,854, Kesses 32,063, Kapseret 40,242, Ainabkoi 24,258 and Moiben sub-county being at the bottom with 6,786 customers metered to the grid.
Among the key issues discussed in the workshop is how to use the available resources which includes the solar energy, hydropower and other sources of energy like Biogas which will help achieve a clean energy, which is environmental friendly.
Speaking during workshop, Chief Officer in Charge of Environment, Water, Energy and Natural Resources Mr. Simon Kemei assured the County’s support on ensuring that they provide a clean energy which will help in conserving the environment, which includes having a 10% tree cover.
The two day workshop whose theme is mainstreaming climate change mitigation in Uasin Gishu county is aimed at coming up with policies that will aid in having a clean energy and clean environment.
The meeting was attended by Various County officials, Kenya Association of Manufacturers and Center for Energy Efficiency and Conservation (CEEC).