through smarting of the metering and increased inspections of installations. In addition, different models are being explored for electricity supply to high loss areas of slums across the country.” Kenya Power passes most of the costs associated with the system losses to consumers.
Epra has approved the recovery of 19.5 per cent of the losses from consumers in the monthly power bills, which is deemed an acceptable loss.
The balance of 3.5 per cent above the allowed losses is deemed as inefficiency that is borne by the company, which the Auditor General noted is a strain on the company.
The Auditor General in an audit report of Kenya Power’s financial results said the losses should not be solely carried by Kenya and should be distributed across all sector entities.