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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