BY NAMULOMGO PETER,NAIROBI,30TH JULY 2018-Kenyans have every reason to smile after Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) scraped Sh150 fixed charge on power bills charged every month whenever they buy prepaid power tokens.
ERC on Monday said the overall unit cost of power reduced from Sh17.77/kilowatt hour to Sh16.64.
“To ensure that there’s equity and consumers pay for power only when they consume, all fixed charges for all consumer categories have been removed. This is meant to reduce the many cost items in the customer bills and simplify understanding of the bills,” said ERC in the announcement made on Twitter.
The order is permanent and takes effect from Wednesday, July 1 according to the commission.