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Environmental Protection Thro' Communty Enterprise Development (E-PROCEDE)

This project uses a BUSINESS-MODEL APPROACH and aims to Promote the Uptake and Utilization of Green Energies and Technologies in Urban poor, Peri-Urban and Rural Populations through direct engagement of individuals and communities in the promotion, marketing, sales and distribution of Green Energy Products and Technologies. It aims to bring affordable energy products to people without access to electricity thereby helping to improve living standards, improve health, enhance the environment, and build enterprise and employment.

AREAS OF OPERATION : The Program is domiciled in the Western Regions of Kenya including Kisumu, Homa Bay, Siaya, Migori, Kakamega, Kisii and Kericho Counties.

PROGRAM TARGET: This program targets “To ensure one million people (quarter million households) in Western Kenya Region have access to green energy and Technologies power by December 2015.

PROGRAM MOTTO: ".....Protect the Environment,...... Make Money..."

 

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PROGRAM RATIONALE

We need energy in virtually anything we do. Energy is a basic commodity required by everyone irrespective of social, political, cultural and economic background including age, creed, race, sex, religion or ethnicity. The exploitation of solar, wind, micro-hydro, biofuels and biogas energy, is still very low in spite of existing great potential in Western Kenya. These renewable sources of energy are free of greenhouse gases emissions. Their accelerated use would therefore result in avoidance of substantial GHG emissions while at the same time being a source of income & employment.

SOLAR ENERGY: Western Kenya has the clearest sunshine which has an annual presence of upto 95% and receives 4 – 6 kWh per square meter per day. This is equivalent to 250 MTOE (Million Tons of Oil Equivalent) per day.  The solar energy resource is currently generally under-exploited, though widely regarded as a reasonable option to stimulate rural electrification. Solar (photovoltaic) energy can be exploited in Western Kenya for lighting Mobile Phone charging, Power households Electronics, drinking water treatment, drying, water pumping/agricultural irrigation, refrigeration, freezers and water heating (solar water heaters). See Profiles of Solar Technologies and Systems

WIND ENERGY: Wind energy remains largely under-developed and under-exploited. The presence of L. Victoria in Nyanza gives the Lake Shore regions in Homa Bay, Migori, Kisumu and Siaya Counties the potential of above 200 Watts per Metre Square which can be tapped through domestic turbines (known as 'microwind' or 'small-wind' turbines). Domestic Turbines can generate between 500Wh to 8kWh of electricity. Understand How Wind Power Works

 

MICRO-HYDRO POWER GENERATION: is a cheap, sustainable and small-scale technology that harnesses the energy of falling water to make electricity. A small micro-hydro can generate from 15kW that can power up over 200households and provide electricity to cottage industries in rural villages. Western Kenya has very many big permanent rivers including Yala, Nyando, Kuja, Migori, Nzoia, Sondu, Keroka and Sare. There are also very many smaller permanent rivers from Gusii Highlands  (Eastern Nyanza), Kakamega Forestland, Nandi Hills  and South Nyanza which are all draining into L. Victoria. Read more on How Miro-Hydro Power Generation Works

 

BIO-GAS ENERGY: Biogas technology is available for cooking and lighting and there is technical potential for domestic biogas in at least 35 districts in Kenya. The highest potential areas are in Nyanza, Western, and Central provinces, with more limited scope in parts of Rift Valley and Eastern provinces. Kisii and Kakamega areas have the highest potential in Western Kenya. In addition, most households with 2 or more cattle under zero grazing, or 4 or more cattle under semi zero-grazing are technically eligible to benefit from biogas technology. These include Butere, Mumias, South Nyanza and Nyando. Understand How Biogas Works

 

BIO-FUELS: Bio-fuels are fuels made from plant and plant-derived resources. Bio-fuels are used mainly for transportation. There are two types namely: Bio-Ethanol and Bio-Diesel.

  • Bio-ethanol: Is the principal fuel used as a substitute for petrol for road transport vehicles and is mainly derived from maize and sugar cane..... Read More
  • Bio-diesel: is produced from oil crops as jatropha, rapeseed, palm and soya bean. These plants can do well in most areas of Nyanza and Western...... Read More

IMPORTANT "QUICK" FACTS

The entire Western Kenya region has a population of 9, 776, 993people in about 2.3million households. About 92% of households in Nyanza are off-grid of which 90% rely on paraffin for household energy.  0.94% use biomass (wood-fuel) while only a mere 0.4% (9,000) of the households have adopted solar technologies.

View the level of UTILIZATION OF ENERGY SOURCES IN COUNTIES OF NYANZA

View the Level of UTILIZATION OF ENERGY SOURCES IN COUNTIES OF WESTERN

View the ECONOMIC ACTIVITY IN WESTERN KENYA REGION

View the Level of INCIDENCES OF POVERTY IN KENYA

 

Who Do We Work With

YUSUD has encouraged stakeholder participation through engaging Local Leaders, Opinion Leaders and individuals. YUSUD also works with Registered Youth Groups; Registered Women Self-Help Groups; MSMEs, People With Disabilities; PLWHA, Jua Kali Associations; FBOs; CBOs, School Management Committees; Churches and Religious Organisations; Non-Governmental Organizations and the Larger Civil Society Sector and the Public Sector... among others

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