Consultancy Services for Renewable Integration Gap Analyses in Power System of Kenya

Services for Renewable Integration Gap Analyses in Power System of Kenya

client: USEA, Tetra Tech

type: Consultancy services

finishing date: March 2018

team: Nebojsa Jovic - Project Leader, S. Markovic

The main objectives are to evaluate at ground level within KPLC and KETRACO, the operational readiness of these entities to absorb and dispatch renewable power successfully, overlay the recommendations made by Grid Management Support Program to date, and identify which recommendations may be practically achievable and beneficial within a reasonable timeframe as well as to identify other immediately implementable (practically achievable steps) to enhance the utilities' ability to move towards implementation in the most expedient manner possible.

The focus of this Gap Analysis is to assess the current operational practice in KPLC, KETRACO and KenGen, as the most relevant electricity energy entities, in the terms of their operational readiness to integrate Lake Turkana WPP, as well as the other near-term intermittent resource projects. The assessment of current operational practice is conducted based on discussion with relevant stakeholders and their representatives about the following main subjects:

  • Grid connection issues (Ongoing project statuses of Lake Turkana WPP and other renewable projects, status of transmission network infrastructure, grid code connection requirements, existing grid compliance/feasibility studies for intermittent power projects)
  • Power System Operation and Control (existing operational security and stability issues and potential ones once Lake Turkana WPP is connected to the system, existing frequency control strategies, existing status of SCADA/EMS systems, operational capacities within National Control Center etc.)
  • GMSP Recommendations (Possibilities of practical implementation of recommendations made by Grid Management Support Program.

Type of services provided:

  • Data collection
  • Gap analyses in power system operation and control