Following the Paris Agreement, the challenge for many countries will be to translate their mitigation ambition into effective domestic action. The Ambition to Action project offers analytical support to governments in partner countries to accelerate the development and implementation of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The project focuses on sector level policies and plans, primarily through articulation of the economic, social, and environmental benefits of mitigation policy.

PARTNER
COUNTRIES

Argentina

Kenya

Indonesia

Thailand

Ambition to Action

ACCELERATING IMPLEMENTATION OF NATIONALLY
DETERMINED CONTRIBUTIONS

OUTPUTS

The role of renewable energy mini-grids in Kenya’s electricity sector

This report synthesises available analyses on the role and potential of mini-grids in Kenya and explores how this technology can help the country attain its goal of universal electrification by 2022, and also contribute to the achievement of other related development objectives. The synthesis aims to provide policy makers with the required evidence and justification for elevating the position of off-grid solutions in electricity sector development and planning and the political agenda.

The role of geothermal and coal in Kenya’s electricity sector

This study aims at supporting decision making in the electricity sector by comparing the two main power generation technologies that are considered baseload electricity supply options in Kenya, namely geothermal and coal, and the impact of developing these technologies on generation costs, affordability of electricity, and overall flexibility and reliability of electricity supply. In addition, the report quantifies the impact that geothermal and coal-based power generation has on employment creation, health and climate change.

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