KEPSA Energy and Extractives Sector Board held their monthly meeting on 10th August 2018. The main agenda of the meeting was to discuss the role of the sector in realizing the Big Four Agenda.
It was noted that the sector has a very key role to play in manufacturing. The cost of power as presented in the last Presidential Round Table (PRT) is very key in realizing the Manufacturing pillar and as such, the Energy Sector board is working with the Ministry of Energy and various key government agencies like Kenya Power & Lighting Company (KPLC) and Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to reduce operation inefficiency to curb high cost of power.
The sector is also advocating for reticulated piped gas system of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas in the construction of Affordable Housing. Reticulated Piped Gas System is supply of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) through a network of pipelines, from a centralized cylinder bank/ manifold system or a bulk installation to the end users. This is achieved by reducing the storage pressure to appliances by means of suitable pressure regulators with extreme safety. This will be safer as opposed to current use of LPG cylinders. The reticulated piped gas system will be also more affordable as opposed to cylinders since the customer will pay depending on the amount he/she needs similar to KPLC pre-paid meters.