A Centre of Excellence in the Energy and Development field.

At Strathmore Energy Research Centre (SERC) we carry out high quality research and technical training as well as consultancy services in the energy sector in Kenya.

Read More »

About SERC

The Strathmore Energy Research Centre (SERC) is an institution that was established in July 2012, with the aim of carrying out high quality research and technical training as well as consultancy services in the energy sector in Kenya.

The institution effectively offers its services to the government, private sector and the general public.

News & Events

Page 1 of 2  > >>

Lake Turkana Wind Power Project Set To Produce 20% Power in Kenya

Strathmore Energy Research Center had the opportunity of hosting VESTAS who came in to share their vast knowledge on Wind Energy and the opportunities the Strathmore community can tap into.

Vestas sponsors Marsabit youth T1, T2 SOLAR PV Training

Vestas is a wind turbine company headquartered in Denmark with projects in 75 countries. In Kenya, Vestas is a contractor to Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) and will manufacture, transport, install and service the wind park under a 15-year service and availability contract with LTWP.


Certified Energy Manager Training

The Certified Energy Manager (CEM) is an internationally recognized certification that enables recipients to carry out energy audits in Kenya and other parts of the world.   According to the Energy Management Regulations 2012, facilities designated by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) should undergo energy audits once every three years.  The deadline for conducting the first set of energy audits elapsed in 2015. Only 800 out of 4000 facilities have managed to submit their energy audit reports to date.  One of the barriers to the energy audit process could be the limited number of licensed energy auditors. Presently, a register maintained by the ERC lists only 37 licensed energy auditors.

Training of KTDA Factory Management Team on Energy Management

The Kenya Tea Development Agency Holdings Ltd. (KTDA) processes tea grown by small-scale farmers. It owns and operates 66 tea processing facilities around the country. Tea production is an energy intensive process with energy costs constituting up to 30% of the total production costs. Energy efficiency is therefore a major opportunity to cut production costs in the tea industry. In addition, the Energy Management Regulations, 2012 mandates designated facilities to put in place management systems to conserve energy.


Promotion of Energy Efficiency in the Food Sector

Energy Management has continued to be a major topic in the East African region. Industrial, commercial and institutional facilities can substantially reduce their energy costs through reduction and control of their energy usage.

Contact Details

Strathmore Energy Research Centre
Madaraka Estate, Ole Sangale
P.O. Box 59857 00200
City Square, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel.: +254 (0) 703 034 000
Copyright © 2016 Strathmore University. All Rights Reserved.