The Kenya Power has set a very long power blackout on Tuesday, July 6 in order to carry out network maintenance.
Kenya Power and Lighting Company has revealed that the power customers in the rural areas are using too little power in their daily activities. According to the Kenya Power, the customers usually spend an average bill of Sh3.34 on electricity each day.
The Kenya Power and Lighting Company now laments that this has failed to lift the company's sales. This has however been in tandem with rise in the power installations in the rural areas. The Kenya Power and Lighting Company has incurred huge costs especially through the rural electrification projects but the newly installed power do not pay back as a result of low electricity consumption by the customers in these areas.
The Kenya Power and Lighting Company has unmasked that the rural households consumes 6kWh on monthly basis which translates to Sh100.45 every month or Sh3.34 every day.
According to the Kenya Power and Lighting Company, most of the households uses electricity for lighting and charging phones only leading to huge loses in sale of electricity. The Kenya Power cites that the low power consumption in the rural areas is an indication of low standards of living.
Other areas that are on the spot for low power consumption is the slums. KPLC reveals that the slums areas have also registered low power consumption as a result of poor standards of living.
The Kenya Power and Lighting Company now says that the electricity customers in the rural areas and slums have not lifted the company's sales of electricity. The Kenya Power is however relying on the large scale power consumers that include industrial consumers as well as businesses and the urban dwellers. The urban dwellers use fridges, microwaves, Televisions among others which boost the Kenya Power’s sales and therefore earning the utility the largest percentage of the income.
Turning to the power interruption updates, the following areas will face a very long power blackout tomorrow.
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