In Kenya, less than half of the population is currently connected to the electric grid. Thus, electrification remains a crucial issue for the country’s development. In their publication, Britta Klagge and Sybille Bauriedl take this as a starting point to discuss the current role assigned to renewable energies. The Lake Turkana Wind Park as well as the geothermal power plant in Olkaria are used as examples to illustrate Kenya’s energy transition and assess their potential for both electrification and climate protection. Work sheets, background information and illustrations form a central part of the publication for secondary school teachers to discuss this topic in the classroom.