Kenya’s Energy Sector



The Geothermal Development Company (GDC) is domiciled in the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum (MoEP). GDC was created following the unbundling of the energy sector into entities that are focused on the various stages of the energy value chain as provided for by the Energy Act of 2006. All players are assigned clearly defined roles.

Other agencies within the MOEP include: The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), Kenya Power and Lighting Company, the Rural Electrification Authority (REA), Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO), Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board (KNEB), Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC), National Oil Corporation of Kenya (NOCK) and the Kenya Petroleum Refinery Limited.