Kenya eyes lower electricity charges with green energy

Posted on 18 September 2013  | 
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta said generation would bank on geothermal, wind, natural gas and other cheaper energy sources to reduce the cost of electricity to Sh9.10 (¢10.45) per kilowatt hour from the current average of Sh17.20 (¢19.78) per unit for domestic households.

“The shift will reduce the cost of doing business and make Kenya one of the low-cost countries,” said Mr Kenyatta on Monday in a speech read on his behalf by Energy Cabinet secretary Davis Chirchir.

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