H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday signed the Energy Bill 2017, which establishes the Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation (REREC), among other entities. In Particular, the Energy Bill 2017 transforms the Rural Electrification Authority (REA) into Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation (REREC), with an expanded mandate to spearhead the promotion and development of renewable energy in Kenya, in addition to implementing electrification projects. The Energy Bill 2017 also consolidates the laws relating to energy and provides for National and County Government functions in relation to Energy.

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