Kenya - Potential New Mini-Grid Sites

This dataset represents potential mini-grid projects; these projects were identified through a least-cost geospatial analysis undertaken over the period 2017-2018. Each project (defined by the unique “mg_Name”) includes generator locations, circuits (electricity lines), potential customers, commercial points of interest, and mini-grid boundary (which defines the broad physical extent of the mini-grid). Therefore, the dataset includes a combination of several feature types. The shapefiles are accompanied by the “Potential New Mini-Grid Projects Cost” (included in the csv file). This csv file includes residential and non-residential customers to be connected; distribution line length; number of streetlights required; daily energy and peak demand; the size of the PV array, inverter, batter, and diesel generator; and estimated project cost (in US$) for each unique new mini-grid project (again, defined by “mg_name”).

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Additional Info

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Source World Bank
Author Rhonda Jordan Antoine; Patrick Balla; Laurencia Njagi; Sudeshna Banerjee
Last Updated October 16, 2023, 08:21 (UTC)
Created December 28, 2020, 11:35 (UTC)
Topic Energy access; Transmission and distribution
Country Kenya
Region Africa
Published year 2017
Group Geospatial Electrification Planning in the Africa Region
Disclaimer The World Bank and ESMAP do not guarantee the accuracy of this data and accept no responsibility whatsoever for any consequences of their use. The boundaries, colors, denominations, and other information shown on any map in this series do not imply on the part of the World Bank any judgement on the legal status of any territory or the endorsement or acceptance of such boundaries.
Project context This data was collected to help inform the preparation of the World Bank financed Kenya Off-grid Solar Access Project (P160009) as well as the Kenya National Electrification Strategy, launched in December 2018.
Reference Year 2017