Kenya Power Sh4.8bn diesel order signals long wait for cheap electricity

Electricity distributor, Kenya Power, has awarded National Oil Corporation of Kenya (Nock) a Sh4.85 billion tender to supply low sulphur diesel for its off-grid power stations in the next two years, the company says in its latest notification of tender awards.

The move signals that consumers will continue to bear the burden of higher priced electricity, which comes with the inclusion of the cost of diesel.

Fuel surcharge — which is based on the amount of power from diesel-powered generators injected into the national grid — stands at Sh2.50 per kilowatt hour (kWh).

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