Consumers burdened despite Kenya producing more cheaper energy

Electricity consumers in Kenya continue to shoulder high power bills despite an increase in  the generation of cheaper wind power by almost 22 times in one year.

Latest power generation report by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) shows the country generated 146.21 million kilowatts of wind power by February up from 3.26 million kilowatts same period in 2018.

Solar power is cheapest source of energy, with a wholesale price of Sh8 per kilowatt followed by wind power which goes for up to Sh16 per kilowatt hour. Thermal is most expensive at upwards of Sh20 per kilowatt hour.

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