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  • 14 December, 2021
    Electrification of Public Facilities Project

    Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation (REREC) on 14th December 2021 launched an Electrification for Public Facilities Project ... (EFPF) in Tana River County. The Project, which is divided into five beneficiary lot regions, aims to see approximately 600 public facilities electrified and at least 35,460 households get access to electricity.
    This Project, is jointly financed by the Government of Kenya and Arab Development Partners namely; Arab Bank for Economic Development (BADEA), OPEC Fund for Development (OFID), Abu Dhabi for Development (ADFD), and Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) at a total cost of US $57 Million.
    In Lot 5 areas, a total of 103 projects will be implemented. Here, the Corporation is expected to cover Kitui, Makueni, Taita Taveta, Kwale, Kilifi and Tana River Counties in Upper Eastern and Coast Region.
    As a result, construction of 500km of medium voltage distribution lines will be set up. This means, households in close proximity to transformers and meet all installation requirements will have access to electricity.
    Overall, the scope of the project shall include the construction of 2,850 km of electricity distribution lines and installation of transformers. The project envisages to electrify 1,200 public facilities which include market centers, health centers, educational institutions, tea buying centers, coffee factories and administration Centers.
    On completion, the project will ensure the electrification of 35,460 households in 131constituencies located in 36 Counties in Nyanza and Western, North Rift, South Rift, Central and Upper Eastern, Lower Eastern and Coast region. It is estimated that in each of the five project areas over 7,000 households will be connected to electricity.

  • 11 June, 2021
    Meru Medical Camp

    Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation (REREC) is taking over the management of renewable Energy Centres in the country. ... The corporation is finalizing the takeover of 16 centres in a move that will see more generation and access to green energy. The CEO, CPA Peter Mbugua and senior management presided over the issuance of offer letters to Mitunguu Energy Center staff.
    REREC further held a discussion with Meru County Government that will culminate in a Solar/ wind hybrid Power Plant which will be in line with the Corporation's mandate of ensuring affordable and clean energy that is connected to the National Power grid.
    Under the REREC and Meru County Matching Facility partnership, 92 rural electrification projects have so far been realized at an estimated cost of 45 million Kenya shillings. 33 of these projects are completed while 59 are in progress. The Matching Fund facility is a programme where the Corporation matches contributions from constituencies and counties to a maximum of Kshs. 5million per constituency for implementation of rural electrification projects.
    As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the Corporation in partnership with the Meru County Government sponsored free cancer medical and sensitization camp at the Githongo Level 4 Hospital where more than 1000 residents benefited. Meru region is known to have high prevalence of different types of cancers.

  • 5 May, 2021
    Launch of Mweiga Stores

    Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation (REREC) officially launched the Mweiga stores in Mweiga, Nyeri County on May 6, 2021. ... The construction of the store was to fulfill the need of a storage facility and distribution center for materials that will enhance rural electrification in the region and serve projects in neighbouring regions such as North Eastern, Central, Central Rift and Lower Eastern Regions.
    Construction of the new store, will save the Corporation resources in terms of paying contractors transport mileage, improve service delivery to customers, reduce time taken to implement projects, create business opportunities, enhance security, increase land value and investor prospective.
    Additionally, the Corporation also commissioned three rural electrification projects in Mitero and Bondeni Line Saba that saw at least 1,100 people have access to electricity.
    The event, which considered COVID-19 guidelines, attracted 100 attendees comprising REREC stakeholders; Kenya Power, National Government, REREC Board Members, REREC staff, Media and local representatives.

  • 11 Jan, 2020
    Mitunguu Energy centre
    REREC CEO, CPA Peter Mbugua hands offer letters to members of staff at Mitunguu Energy centre, as REREC gears up to take over the 16 energy centres in the country. Staff of the energy centres will now work under REREC.
  • 11 Jan, 2020
    Tree planting exercise at Pwani University farm
    REREC organised a tree planting exercise for 10,000 tree seedlings at Pwani University farm through a collaborative effort between the Corporation, Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) and the university. The event was officially launchedat the university and was attended by County Government officials, the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) and National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) officials, among others.
  • 03 Sep, 2019
    CSR drive with the Garissa Solar Project
    While constructing the 54.6 MW Garisa Solar Project, we also constructed various public amenities for the communities living in the vicinity of the project.
  • 11 Jan, 2020
    Tree plantation drive in Nyeri County with KEFRI
    REREC collaborated with KEFRI and the County Government of Nyeri for a tree plantation drive in Nyeri County to save Gatumbiru, Kirima and Tetu hills.
  • 03 Sep, 2019
    Courtesy call Meru County Governor
    Members of REREC Board of Directors and CEO, CPA. Peter Mbugua during a courtesy call on the Meru County Governor Hon. Kiraitu Murungi. The Corporation is partnering with the County Government of Meru to provide a free medical camp for cancer screening and other Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).
  • 03 Sep, 2019
    Energy Centers
    A management delegation from REREC headquarters led by General Manager, Information, Education & Communication, Dr. Rose Mkalama in group photos with staff from the Kericho, Migori, Kisii, Busia &Bukura (Kakamega) Energy Centres. The staff have been issued with offer letters to transition from the Ministry of Energy-Renewable Department to Rural Electrification & Renewable Energy Corporation.