Wind power purchase set to reduce electricity bills in Kenya.
Residents in Kenya are set to have a reduce bill when it comes to electricity payment in the fourth quarter. This is after Kenya power plans to purchase wind-generated electricity at half price from October.
The plan is to first cross the 1.683 billion-unit cumulative uptake before Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) can start selling. LTWP wants to sell its electricity at $3.6 cents per kilowatt/hour (kWh) due to the agreement with the government.
Reports from Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority data show that fuel surcharge levy continue to rise in the country. The fuel levy currently stands at Sh2.75 per kWh from Sh2.45 in January .
Kenya Power looks set to purchase wind-generated electricity at half price from October in what presents a bigger relief to consumers in the last quarter of the year. https://t.co/UCMbaFC0Ee pic.twitter.com/uKCALYZNrZ
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LTWP chief executive Rizwan Fazal said “We have so far done 550 million units kilowatt hours. When we hit the 1.683 billion kilowatt hours sometimes in October, anything above that will now be sold at half price as long as we have wind and there is uptake, this is almost certain.”
The Wind power will ease electricity bill for consumers especially in the fourth quarter of 2019 .