Why Kenya Power’s monopoly days are numbered

Daily Nation

The utility firm has for long enjoyed unchallenged dominance in power distribution market and will probably do so for a couple of more years.

The monopoly is, however, increasingly coming under attack, with private investors setting up smaller networks, complete with power plants, for direct sale of electricity to homes in remote off-grid areas.

Emergence of these mini-grids in remote villages, means loss of potential future customers for Kenya Power whose business model depends on increased connections and power consumption to grow revenues.

Full article: Daily Nation


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