President Uhuru to Review PPAs between Kenya Power and Electricity Generators.
Uhuru has ordered a task force to investigate the Power Purchase Agreements between Kenya Power and Electricity Generators following previous claims. It was claimed that Kenya Power was buying electricity from private sectors who sold it to them at a very high price after purchasing it from KenGen.
The president has ordered a task force to review power purchase agreements between Kenya Power and Electricity Generators.
Uhuru aims to lower electricity bills; following the previous allegations that Kenya Power was buying electricity from private firms that sold it to them at high cost after purchasing from KenGen at a low cost.
“In this irregular arrangement, the IPPs normally purchase electricity from KenGen at Ksh 0.50 per kilowatt-hour before offloading it to Kenya Power at an inflated rate of Ksh23 per kilowatt-hour,” Aden Duale, Garissa Town MP reported to the National Assembly
All the existing Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) signed with independent power producers and Kenya Power was reviewed by a team set up by the Ministry of Energy.
Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter had also formed a Standing Committee on Review and Renegotiation of PPAs urging them to renegotiate with power producers and review any footprint that may have put the government at a disadvantage when engaging with private sector players.