Consultancy for Feasibility Study and Front-end Engineering: Design of Small Hydro Power Plants
The Kenya Association of Manufactures (KAM) with support from UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID), is working to support Clean Energy development growth in Kenya. The program is administered through KAM’s Center for Energy Efficiency and Conservation, and aims to catalyze private-sector investments in Clean Energy development. Through this platform, KAM will be providing assistance to project developers looking to build run-of-the-river small hydropower projects. These projects are located in Central, and Western Kenya basin areas. The developers seek to build the projects under Kenya’s FIT program with this Project.
KAM invites submission of qualifications and proposal data (collectively referred to as the "Request for Proposal") from interested firms that are qualified on the basis of experience and capability to develop a feasibility study to determine the technical feasibility, and economic viability of the projects.
All bidders are required to submit three sealed copies of the technical, and in separate envelopes, three sealed copies of the financial proposal. RFP submissions should be delivered to AAM Resources, Purshotam House, Chiromo Lane (next to Diagnostics Centre), on or before 3:00 p.m., October 30, 2015. Late submissions will not be opened.
Strengthening Business Society Engagement on Climate Change Mitigation
Terms of Reference
Development of Six (6) County Energy Policy & Sustainable Energy Action Plan
Investments in Clean Energy
The Government of Kenya has set forth its “Vision 2030,” to transform Kenya into a “newly industrializing, middle-income” country. Currently, Kenya has 2,150 MW of generation capacity to serve its population of over 43 million, which constrains economic growth. Kenya is believed to possess over 7,000 MW of undeveloped geothermal energy resources in the Rift Valley. Wind and biomass energy are also significant potential sources for power generation.
Kenya aims to increase generation capacity by 23,000 MW by 2030 and by 5,000 MW by 2016. The Government of Kenya is focused on sustaining a stable investment climate for private sector participation in the sector, developing expanded transmission and distribution networks to deliver power to customers, maintaining a creditworthy off-taker, maintaining cost reflective tariffs, and reducing inefficiency in the sector to support more affordable end-user tariffs.
The Kenya Association of Manufactures (KAM) with support from DFID is working to strengthen business engagement in climate sensitive development under the ‘Strengthening Business Society Engagement in Climate Change Mitigation’ project (SBSECC). The goal of the project is to support low carbon development growth in Kenya, Energy is a major input of most commercial activities and studies have shown that the source of energy, distribution and efficiency of energy use are major considerations for climate change. The purpose of this assignment is to assist the counties where KAM is working to create an enabling regulatory environment at county level to encourage investments in clean energy and to ensure that energy generation and distribution are climate proofed. Efforts will focus specifically on developing an energy policy and action plan for sustainable energy for Kiambu County.
2.0 PROJECT GOAL AND OBJECTIVES
The goal of the project is to improve the policy and regulatory framework relating to energy in the counties to maximise the percentage of clean energy used and to ensure that energy generation and distribution are climate proofed. The policy and legal instruments are expected to govern investment decisions in the county. This assignment will focus on working in collaboration with the Kiambu County officials to develop an energy policy for Kiambu County with an action plan for the sustainable energy aspects of that policy. Recommendations will address the legal instruments that need to be developed to support the policy and action plan. The Kiambu County documents will be used to provide guidance to the other six (6) counties, where KAM is present: Nairobi, Machakos, Mombasa, Nakuru, Eldoret.