MMU to train energy technicians under Kenya Off-Grid Solar Access Project
Multimedia University of Kenya (MMU) is set to conduct a two-week T1/T2 Solar Photovoltaic Technology (PV) training of energy management technicians from 14 counties under the Kenya Off-Grid Solar Access Project (KOSAP).
The project, being undertaken by Ministry of Energy in conjunction with the World Bank, is aimed at building capacity within counties to enable them undertake their role in the energy sector.
MMU Renewable Energy Research Consortium (MMU-RERC) Director Dr. David Wekesa said the training is part of the Kenya Off-Grid Solar Access Project which is expected to provide electricity and clean energy to approximately 1.3 Million people in 14 marginalized counties.
He said the project was conceptualized as part of the country’s efforts to realise universal access to electricity by 2022, adding that counties benefiting from the project include: Garissa, Isiolo, Kilifi, Kwale, Lamu, Mandera, Marsabit, Narok, Samburu, Taita Taveta, Tana River, Turkana, Wajir, and West Pokot.
Dr. Wekesa said the training will kick-off on September 6th 2021 for a period of two weeks, and that already a total of 24 technicians from the Ministry of Energy have been enrolled for the exercise.
He said the training will offer a vital platform for both technicians and students to acquire relevant skills that will ensure that the best practices in energy management are adopted in the county.
By Nicanor Ndiege