EPRA Reports: Days and times some Kenyans will be enjoying electricity use discounts

According to a report released by Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) on Wednesday, a number of Kenyans will be receiving a 50% electricity use discounts.

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EPRA Boss Daniel Kiptoo posing for a photo SRC: @Twitter

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The authority noted in its 2023 annual report that commercial and industrial users are the target of the Time of Use (ToU) tariff, which is applicable during off-peak hours.

Why electricity use discounts?

The primary goal of the tariff, according to EPRA, is to incentivize these businesses to use electricity during periods of low demand, like the weekends and evenings. The discount is valid every weekday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., according to EPRA.

Besides, the discount is valid on Saturdays from 2:00 PM to 6:00 AM on Sundays. On Sundays and public holidays, the tariff is also in effect for the entire day. But before the businesses can receive the discount, they must reach a particular requirement.

“The ToU tariff targets commercial and industrial consumers with the aim of incentivizing them to consume electricity during off-peak hours.

“It provides for a 50% discount on the energy charge rates during the off-peak periods (2200hrs to 0600hrs during weekdays, 1400hrs to 0800hrs on Saturdays and the whole day on Sundays and during Public Holidays) on premises where electricity consumption thresholds are met,” read part of the report.

EPRA explains more about the electricity discounts

According to EPRA, the tariff has saved businesses billions of dollars on electricity. For instance, between July 2023 and June 2023, companies saved Ksh1.26 billion thanks to the discount.

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Over 1,000 businesses benefited from the discount during the first half of 2023, according to EPRA records. With 777, April was the only month with the lowest beneficiaries. With 1,847 beneficiaries registered in May 2023, the highest number was followed by January with 1,710 beneficiaries.



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