Energy

We are at the forefront of providing our clients with legal advice in a complex regulatory environment. 

 

With wide commercial scale discoveries in oil and minerals in Kenya, the energy sector has expanded rapidly. Large-scale infrastructure projects have solidified the sector with an eye to boost domestic and foreign export.

Working closely with the Infrastructure, Projects & PPP practice area, we are at the forefront of providing our clients with legal advice in a complex regulatory environment.


We have advised governments, energy companies, independent power producers, project sponsors and lenders on: 

  • Advised the government-to-government collaboration between the Government of Kenya and China National Petroleum Corporation on a proposed USD 1.8 billion project to develop up to 350 MW of geothermal power plant. (2017)
  • Advised an IPP in Kenya in relation to the establishment of a 360 MW dual diesel and solar generating plant
  • Represented the “Gulf Energy consortium” (the preferred bidder) for the development of a 960 MW coal fired power plant at Lamu County in Kenya by private investors. (2015)
  • Acted for the owner of five (5) SPVs entitled to generating 40 MW of solar energy each in a transaction to sell the SPVs as well as all the rights and licenses required to generate such power, as well as transfering the land which is subject to the licenses. (2016)
  • Advising the developer of a 250 MW onshore wind farm in Kenya which was in part financed by the forward sale of CDM Mechanism credits.

Recent Insights

A “right” to light: a look at the key provisions in Kenya’s proposed Energy Bill, 2015

“More power” to investors: Kenya’s promising renewable energy market

“May as well”: Additional renewable sector updates for May 2016

On matters energy: A review of some key developments in Kenya’s Energy Sector (Q2-2016)

Got power?: Salient aspects of Kenya’s new Energy Bill, 2015

Full of activity: A review of developments in Kenya’s Energy Sector (Q1-2016)


Related Services

Banking & Finance, Corporate & CommercialDispute Resolution and Infrastructure, Projects & PPP

Key Contacts
George Oraro SC
Senior Partner

 

 

E: goraro@oraro.co.ke

Geoffrey Muchiri
Partner

 

 

E: geoffrey@oraro.co.ke