May 21, 2024
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ELECTRICITY

Kenya Power Announces 13.7% Reduction in Electricity Tariff

Electricity customers in Kenya will enjoy up to a 13.7 per cent reduction in the cost of power this month, following the strengthening of the Kenya Shilling and a reduction in the cost of fuel that is used to generate electricity.

The fuel cost charge and foreign exchange fluctuation adjustment, which comprise the key variable components of the electricity bill, were reduced by 37.3 per cent between March 2024 and April 2024, across all customer categories, as gazetted by the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA).

The fuel cost charge reduced from KSh.4.64 in March 2024 to KShs.3.26 in April 2024, and from a high of KShs.4.93 in January 2024.

On the other hand, the forex adjustment charge was reduced from Kshs.3.68 in March 2024 to KShs.1.96 in April 2024 and from a high of KShs.6.85 in January 2024.

CEO of Kenya Power, Dr (Eng)Joseph Siror, in a statement, said, “We are happy to note that the reduction has given reprieve to our customers and we are optimistic that the prevailing macro-economic environment and the improved hydrology, which enables us to dispatch less thermal power, will sustain the benefit to our customers.”

A customer under the Domestic Customer 1 (DC1) tariff band (those consuming less than 30 units per month) using 30 units of electricity will pay KShs.629 in April 2024 compared to KShs.729 for similar units in March 2024, representing a 13.7 per cent reduction.

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Similarly, a customer under the Domestic Customer 2 (DC2) tariff (averaging 31-100 units per month) who consumes 60 units will pay KShs. 1,574 in April 2024 compared to KShs. 1,773 in March 2024 representing a 11.2 per cent reduction.

A customer under the Domestic Customer 3 (DC3) tariff band (averaging more than 100 units per month) who uses 120 units per month will pay KShs. 3,728 in April 2024 compared to KShs. 4,127 in March representing a 9.7 per cent reduction.

Access to affordable electricity is key to spurring the socio-economic development of the country, according to Energy News Africa.

To this end, Kenya Power is focused on driving economic development through the provision of reliable and sufficient electricity across the country.

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