Kenya Power to shut down prepaid service at midnight to implement new tarriffs


Kenya Power to shut down prepaid service at midnight to implement new tarriffs

In Summary

  • KPLC, in a statement to newsrooms, have therefore advised customers currently low on their electricity units to purchase tokens before the shut down.
  • This comes after ERC Director General Pavel Oimeke on Wednesday announced that cost of power for domestic consumers was reduced by Ksh.2 and that of the small commercial consumer by Ksh.5.
  • The new rates will be effective from November 1, 2018, until the end of the current financial year in June 30, 2019.

Kenya Power is set to shut down their prepaid system from Wednesday midnight to enable for implementation of the new electricity tariffs announced by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC).

KPLC, in a statement to newsrooms, have therefore advised customers currently low on their electricity units to purchase tokens before the shut down.

“Our customers on prepaid system will not be able to vend for electricity tokens during the shutdown which is expected to last for 14 hours until tomorrow afternoon (1st November 2018, 2pm),” reads the statement.

This comes after ERC Director General Pavel Oimeke on Wednesday announced that cost of power for domestic consumers was reduced by Ksh.2 and that of the small commercial consumer by Ksh.5.

The cost of price per unit for domestic consumers who spend 99 units and below within a specific period of time will now be Ksh.10 from Ksh.12 while small commercial consumers will now be charged Ksh.10 from Ksh.15.

The new rates will be effective from November 1, 2018, until the end of the current financial year in June 30, 2019.

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