EPRA rolls out digital issuance of licenses

Thursday, April 16th, 2020 19:26 |
EPRA Director General, Pavel Oimeke

In efforts to curb the spread of Covid 19, the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) is now issuing several licences through their online platform.

EPRA Director General, Pavel Oimeke said on Thursday Kenyans can now access their licenses from the Authority through its online licensing portal.

The online licenses issuance is geared to improve service delivery and as a measure to contain the spread of the coronavirus by minimizing social interactions with customers.

“This is one of the various initiatives to improve our efficiency and an alignment to the containment efforts by the government in the fight against Covid-19. We are ensuring the safety of Kenyans whilst providing the services required,” he said.

License applicants are encouraged to track the status of their licenses by dialing the short code *363# on their mobile phones.

“They can also send a short message with the word ́license’ and the ‘application reference number’ to 40850 or log into the online licensing portal Once approvals have been granted, the applicants can then download and print the license,” Oimeke stated.

Among the licenses that will be issued online include fifteen (15) categories of petroleum and Liquefied Petroleum Gas licenses and twelve (12) categories of electricity and renewable energy licenses.

Each year, Oimeke noted that EPRA processes approximately 1,500 electricity and renewable energy licenses and another estimated 8,000 Petroleum and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) licenses and permits.

Other online services accessed on EPRA’s website include the system for managing the electrical installation certificates, commonly referred to as Commencement of Work Notice and the Completion Certificate launched in October 2019 replacing the hardcopy books that were previously used.

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