Kenya Off-Grid Solar Access Project (KOSAP)


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The Kenya Off-Grid Solar Access Project (KOSAP) is a flagship project of the Ministry of Energy, financed by the World Bank, aimed at providing electricity and clean cooking solutions in the remote, low density, and traditionally underserved areas of the country.

The Project is part of the government’s commitment to provide universal access to electricity in Kenya by 2022 as well as create the impetus for growth in achieving Vision 2030

The Results-based Financing (RBF) and Debt Facilities have been established under Component 2 of the Project to provide incentives to private sector companies to establish operations and to sell solar and clean cooking solutions in the project areas. Under this component, the project aims to deliver 250,000 stand-alone solar home systems, and higher tier clean cooking solutions to 150,000 households. SNV Netherlands Development Organisation in partnership with SunFunder Inc. are the Facilities Managers.

Types of Support under the RBF and Debt Facilities

There are three facilities available for access by private companies they are as follows:

  • Results-based Financing Facility for Solar Service Providers – USD 12M
  • Debt Facility for Solar Service Providers – USD 30M
  • Clean Cooking Solutions Challenge RBF Facility – USD 6M

Other KOSAP components 

The RBF and Debt Facilities (Component 2 of KOSAP) complement three other KOSAP components

  • Mini-grids for Community Facilities, Enterprises and Households (Component 1)
  • Stand-alone Solar Systems and Solar Water Pumps for Community Facilities (Component 3)
  • Implementation Support and Capacity Building (Component 4)

Kenya Power and Lighting Co. (KPLC) and the Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation (REREC) are the implementing agencies, respectively, for Components 1 and 3.The Ministry of Energy, in addition to being the implementing agency for the RBF and Debt Facilities (Component 2), has overall responsibility for the implementation of KOSAP, and the implementation of Component 4.

To learn more

Please see the KOSAP website or read our press release on the launch of the project. 

 

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Key facts

Objectives

1

To deliver 250,000 stand-alone solar home systems and 150,000 higher tier clean cooking solutions to households in the KOSAP Counties

2

Sustainable supply chains for solar home systems and clean cooking solutions established in the KOSAP Counties

3

Sustainable employment created in the solar and clean cooking supply chains in the KOSAP Counties

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