Regulator mulls new fund to spur growth in solar power mini-grids

A proposed law seeks to open up the national grid – transmission and distribution network – to multiple players, challenging Kenya Power’s stranglehold on supply of electricity.

The Energy Bill, which underwent first reading in November 2017, proposes licensing of rival electricity distributors and retailers in a bid to open up the market and end State-controlled Kenya Power’s near-monopoly status.

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) says it is planning ahead in order to have regulations within a year after the proposed energy law is passed.

Full article: Daily Nation



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