Is Kenya Power Blocking Solar Use To Aid Its Ailing Business?

Barely a week after Kenya’s electricity distributor, Kenya Power, appeared to have raised alarm over a spike in the rate at which some of its biggest customers are switching to solar, it seems the plan is to now make solar harder.

As it is, the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (Epra) has proposed a raft of stringent rules that could stifle the mass switch to cheap solar power by ordinary Kenyans and heavy consumers that have left Kenya Power in financial difficulties.

If the new guidelines drafted by the energy regulator are implemented, one would need a bachelor’s degree or three courses in engineering to operate as a solar power technician.

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