Factsheet: FiT policy Biogas

FiT policy Biogas

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
FiT policy: feed-in-tariffs policy on wind, biomass, small-hydro, geothermal, biogas and solar resource generated electricity
Description: 
Biogas in Kenya is widely produced with over 8000 biogas plants utilizing various raw materials e.g. agricultural wastes, slaughterhouse waste, municipal wastes e.t.c. However the situation is amorphous in the sense that there is no consolidated data on biogas production making it a challenge in determining the country’s overall capacity. Biogas potential in Kenya has been identified in Municipal waste, sisal and coffee production. The total installed electric capacity potential of all sources ranges from 29-131MW, which is about 3.2 to 16.4% of the total electricity production. The table below depicts the various sources and their electricity production potential. The biogas standards are currently being determined to pave way for the formulation of the relevant legislations. The future of biogas in Kenya is bright with a potential of over 1000 MW. For the purposes of this tariff, biogas energy refers to renewable energy from gas-based energy resources such as agricultural waste and municipal waste. Recent studies estimate the potential for immediate development of about 130 MW from the use of municipal waste, sisal and coffee production among others. To attract private sector capital in biogas energy resource electricity generation, the Ministry of Energy hereby issues the FiT for Biogas Energy Resource generated electricity. The FiT values for small renewable energy projects (up to 10 MW) are set out in Appendix 1 to this policy. The FiT shall apply for 20 years from the date of the first commissioning of the Biogas power plant.
Goal/Aim: 
Stimulate renewable energy

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Energy Regulatory Commission

Status:

Trade Relevance: 
Policies with direct impact on imports/exports
Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2012