[23rd November 2012]

STUDY TOUR ON HYBRID MINI-GRID AND RENEWABLE ENERGY

The Permanent Secretary, Mr. Patrick Nyoike (4th from right) and delegation during a study tour to Sharp Corporation in Tokyo on 12th November, 2012.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kenya, Mr. Patrick Nyoike led a team of eight engineers to Japan for a study tour on hybrid Mini-Grid and renewable energy from 11th – 17th November, 2012. The participants were drawn from both the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources. The tour was organized and facilitated by the NTT Data Institute of Management Consulting (NTT Data IMC) as part of their feasibility study on Hybrid Mini-Grid in rural electrification of Kenya.

During the visit, the delegation paid a courtesy call on the Vice Minister for International Affairs in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and also held a meeting with Officials from Japan International Cooperation Agencies. The delegation also visited Sharp Corporation Offices, Toyota Tsusho Headquarters, Panasonic Center, renewable energy facilities in off-grid islands in Okinawa prefecture as well as Micro Hydro Power Generator in Yamanashi.

The meetings and excursions also afforded an opportunity to review cordial and mutually beneficial relations between the two countries.

The delegation being briefed on the new solar panels at Sharp Corporation on 12th November, 2012.

The Permanent Secretary (seated at the center) and Mr. Motohiko Hayashi, Executive Managing Officer of Sharp Corporation (seated 2nd from right) pose for a group photo at Sharp Corporation Offices on 12th November, 2012.

The Permanent Secretary (2nd from left) and H.E. the Ambassador (3rd from left) pose for a group photo at Abu Megasolar Power Station in Okinawa Prefecture on 13th November, 2012.

The delegation poses for a group photo at Hybrid Power Plant at Tarama island in Okinawa Prefecture on 13th November, 2012.

The delegation pays attention at Hybrid Power Plant of Okinawa Electric Power Company at Tarama island in Okinawa Prefecture on 13th November, 2012.

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