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About the tool

This tool allows consumers in Kenya to calculate current and historic electricity costs.

The data used are taken from a combination of official sources and monthly electricity bills. We strive to ensure the accuracy of the values, using multiple real bills for verification, but do not provide any guarantee and urge you to verify directly with KPLC if a specific value is important to you.

The following sections describe the details of the different tariffs and charges used in the calculator.

Cost per kWh

The graph below shows how the typical cost of electricity per kWh has changed. The graph excludes fixed and demand charges. Domestic (DC) cost is based on the 50-1500 kWh usage band. A table of historic cost per kWh is also available.

Tariff structure

These are the core tariffs set by the Kenya Power and Lighting Company. They do not change frequently. See below for the additional (and quite substantial) variable surcharges.

The current schedule of tariffs is effective from July 2014 to June 2015. Historic tariffs are available here.

TariffCharges (KES)
Fixed chargeEnergy charge (per kWh)Demand charge (per kVA)
DC (Domestic, 240 V)150First 50kWh:2.50
50 to 1 500kWh:13.68
Thereafter:21.57
n/a
SC (Small Commercial, 240 V)15014.00n/a
CI1 (Commercial, 415 V)2 0009.45800
CI2 (Commercial, 11 kV)4 5008.25520
CI3 (Commercial, 33 kV)5 5007.75270
CI4 (Commercial, 66 kV)6 5007.55220
CI5 (Commercial, 132 kV)17 0007.35220
IT (Domestic water heating)15013.75n/a

Surcharges

Surcharges are applied on all tariffs as follows.

SurchargeRate / Notes
Fuel Cost Charge (FCC)Variable rate per kWh, published monthly by KPLC in the Kenya Gazette (but not on their website!). It is reflective of the cost (to KPLC) of generating electricity during the previous month.
Foreign Exchange Rate Fluctuation Adjustment (FERFA)Variable rate per kWh, published monthly by KPLC. This includes the sum of the foreign currency costs incurred by KenGen, sum of the foreign currency costs incurred by KPLC other than those costs relating to Electric Power Producer, and the sum of the foreign currency costs incurred by KenGen.
Inflation Adjustment (IA)Variable rate per kWh, published monthly by KPLC. Factors include the Underlying Consumer Price Index as posted by Kenya National Bureau of Statistics and the Consumer Prices Index for all urban consumers (CPI - U) for the US city average for all items 1982 - 84 as published by the United States Department of Labour Statistics. We are not certain why the cost of Kenyan electricity depends on how much folks in the USA are spending.
WARMA Levy5 cents per kWh
ERC Levy3 cents per kWh
REP Levy5% of the base rate
VAT16% on everything except the WARMA, ERC and REP levies and Inflation Adjustment
(Prior to 2 September 2013, consumption less than 200kWh was exluded from VAT, and VAT was charged at 12%. These concessions were removed in the VAT Act 2013.)

The surcharges that vary monthly are FCC, the FERFA, and the IA.