Inside Kenya Power Plans To Reduce Electricity Bills
Kenya Power plans to reduce the cost of electricity by reducing its thermal power stations with solar and wind electricity generating machines.This will result to the company switching from fueled power engines.
Electricity bills are mainly based on foreign exchange fluctuations,hydro-power levies and fuel charges.Switching to Solar and wind would assist in curbing emissions as Kenya is focused in promoting the green energy in line with the National Climate Change Action Plan.
In April 2020 Kenya was ranked 7th in production of geothermal power across the globe in the renewable capacity statistics for the year 2020.The Country owns the biggest solar generation plant in Africa.
The utility firm hopes to have completed the tender issuing process by December 2021 and installation of solar and wind equipment by June 2022.
EPRA in December 2020 brought hefty discussions from the public after it proposed to implement harsh measures to companies or individuals switching to solar from government powered electricity.The measures included education requirements,licences and fines for solar contractors and engineers.
The Senate however accused it of Monopoly and in their defense claimed that they had been misinterpreted claiming that the regulations were aimed at streamlining the solar industry in Kenya.