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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.

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Certified Energy Manager Course

Strathmore Energy Research Centre hosted a Certified Energy Manager training course between 5th and 13th of December 2016. The training was offered by the Association of Energy Professionals East Africa, the only local body accredited by the AEE to conduct CEM training, under the partial sponsorship of GIZ.  

Strathmore University zero-carbon footprint journey

Strathmore University is the first educational institution in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve a zero-carbon footprint. The genesis for the idea has been three and half years in the making.

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 SPV T1, T2 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.

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
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