Burden of unused power on consumers gets heavy

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Nation | by Edwin Okoth

Power consumers will continue to pay for idle electricity generated in various parts of the country unless major transmission lines are completed within deadlines.

Pressure is mounting on the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) to expedite the projects critical to evacuation of growing installed capacity against a sluggish demand.

The country’s peak demand has hardly passed 1,900MW, meaning Kenya’s installed capacity of 2,766MW will need faster evacuation of cheaper sourced power such as geothermal and enable export so that consumers don’t have to pay for unused power…

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