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KenGen reveals plans to end KPLC monopoly

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has announced plans to begin selling power directly to consumers.

The power generating company said that the plan will start immediately the regulations are ready to be enforced in the Energy Act.

According to KenGen Managing Director Rebecca Miano, the company is planning to sell electricity to large consumers first.

“The Energy Act 2019 has provision for us to sell power directly especially to large consumers. What is pending are the regulations of how that would be undertaken and how the infrastructure would be set up. We are certain that when the regulations are ready, that possibility will be there,” she stated.

The Energy Act signed by President Uhuru Kenyatta in March 2019, states that even after a licensee pays fees the distribution lines will remain the property of Kenya Power.

The act was signed to pave way for companies to apply for a retail license to distribute electricity.

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