Kenya’s Renewable Energy Plan, EPRA Gains New Powers

The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) on 07 January got a permit to screen producing organizations to decide if renewable electricity is utilized to make merchandise.

EPRA was given the permit by the International Tracking Standard Establishment, the organizer behind I-REC (I-TRACK Establishment), an international body that gives norms to creating property global positioning frameworks.

The regulatory authority will from now on go about as the nearby I-REC(E) Backer however act in a way that is transparent, fair, and equitable to all market players.

“EPRA has the responsibility of confirming to interested parties that electricity from renewable energy sources has been utilized in the creation of labour and products,” an assertion from EPRA read in part.

The observing of organizations is because of developing interest across the world by people and associations to embrace environmental change mitigation measures.

As such, most purchasers of products exported from Kenya are keen to know if they were produced through environmentally sustainable energy sources.

In the wake of being fulfilled that the products have been fabricated utilizing sustainable power sources, EPRA will give an International Renewable Energy Certificate (I-REC).

This will address adaptable confirmation that electricity was delivered from renewable energy sources.

Before EPRA was given with the permit, the certification was finished by the Green Certificate Company (GCC).

“The government of Kenya has focused on the increasing of renewables in the nation proposing to accomplish 100% renewable energy generation by 2030,” the I-TRACK Establishment made sense of one reason EPRA was handed the certificate powers.

“Kenya has embraced the I-TRACK Establishment’s I-REC (E) as its Energy Attribute Certificate which will be taken on and executed without limitations,” the Foundation added.

EPRA is mandated with the generation, importation, exportation, transmission, distribution, supply and utilization of electrical energy except for licensing of nuclear facilities.

Additionally, it is granted powers on the importation, refining, exportation, transportation, storage and sale of petroleum products except for crude oil.

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