Peak power demand rises to 30MW in last six months

Friday, May 27th, 2022 09:01 | By
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Peak demand for electricity in the country has risen by close to 30MW in the last six months, according to Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA).

The rise in demand has been pushed by the full resumption of business by industries after two years of the impasse caused by Covid-19. According to the latest power generation and dispatch report from the authority, the new peak demand stands at 2,065MW up from 2,036MW recorded in November 2021.

The rise in demand has been attributed to a resumption of production by industries after the closure of business and scaling down of services due to the pandemic.

Kengen has played a crucial role in providing renewable energy sources with geothermal energy making the greatest contribution.

The firm‘s MD Rebecca Miano said they committed to delivering on its energy generation mandate to meet the country’s growing demand for electricity.

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