Kenya Power has enjoyed a monopoly on power supply since inception and there seems to be resistance towards adopting solar energy openly. In Africa, we have an abundance of solar, which we must harness so as to reduce the over reliance on Kenya Power.
Despite this and the benefits that come with solar power, we saw the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority seeking to get in and police the installation and operation of solar through some regulations that were even opposed by the Senate.
This move has been seen by many as an attempt to protect Kenya Power from competition, as revenues continue to fall despite the company enjoying monopoly.
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