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Electricity tariffs to drop by 8pc in July, ERC tells House - 10 months ago, 13 June 22:35

Edwin Mutai

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and Kenya Power have announced an eight per cent drop in electricity costs starting next month.

ERC chief executive Pavel Oimeke and Kenya Power managing director Ken Tarus told Parliament that a multi-agency team was reviewing tariffs with the aim of easing charges for consumers.

“The tariff review process is scheduled for completion by end of July and the proposed commencement date is July 1. Billing (new) is to be done in August based on the July consumption,” Mr Oimeke told the Senate Committee on Energy at Parliament buildings in Nairobi yesterday.

Mr Oimeke said Kenya Power and ERC were working on the changes to ensure that future tariffs are predictable and that consumers are not charged for any fixed costs when they do not consume power.

He said that Kenya Power had submitted a tariff review in January that is set to address enhanced customer connectivity, loss reduction, ...
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