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We’ve heard you: ERC to come up with an easier billing system - 9 months ago, 13 July 00:51

Magdalene Saya An ...

The Energy Regulatory Commission has said it will consider concerns before coming up with a final harmonised tariff.

Speaking yesterday during a public hearing on the harmonisation of retail tariffs at KICC, ERC director general Robert Oimeke said other factors such as affordability and current economic trends will be considered.

“We have heard the desperation of consumers from large manufacturers to small domestic households and I can assure you we won’t overburden the consumer,” he said.

Oimeke said the ERC is not limited to the application by Kenya Power to review the tariffs.

Poor households using 15Kwh per month will save up to Sh7.50 should the proposed harmonisation of tariffs by the ERC be adopted.

The new tariff by ERC plans to scrap the fixed charge that currently stands at Sh150 per month for all domestic power users while introducing per unit cost of power.

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