Kenya demand for electricity hits three-year high

Author: Spencer Ogden
Date posted31/Oct/2017
Author: Spencer Ogden

According to reports, Kenya’s demand for electricity has increased within the last three years, fuelled by increased connections. 

Data released by electricity distributor, Kenya Power, shows that the peak demand — maximum power ever consumed —  rose to 1,710 megawatts in the year ending June 30, a 7.8 per cent rise from 1,586 megawatts a year earlier.

This is the fastest demand growth from a 4.8 per cent rise in the 2015/16 year and three per cent a year earlier. 

Additional data revealed that households and businesses consumed 5.6 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity in the eight months to August, up from 5.1 billion units in a similar period last year, according to Kenya National Bureau of Statistics.

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