Electricity cost in Kenya

Historic electricity cost data for Kenya

This page contains historic information about electricity costs in Kenya. Use the main page to see the currently active tariffs and estimate your next bill.

Typical cost per kWh

Note that these values exclude fixed and demand charges. The domestic (DC) cost is based on the 50-1500kWh usage band.

Period Average electricity cost (KES/kWh)
DC SC CI1 CI2 CI3 CI4 CI5 IT
Nov 2008 17.25 18.25 14.50 13.30 13.02 12.74 12.57 13.44
Dec 2008 16.18 17.19 13.43 12.24 11.96 11.68 11.50 12.38
Jan 2009 15.17 16.18 12.42 11.23 10.95 10.67 10.49 11.37
Feb 2009 15.05 16.06 12.30 11.11 10.83 10.55 10.37 11.25
Mar 2009 14.67 15.68 11.92 10.73 10.45 10.17 9.99 10.87
Apr 2009 15.00 16.00 12.25 11.05 10.77 10.49 10.32 11.19
May 2009 15.15 16.16 12.40 11.21 10.93 10.65 10.47 11.35
Jun 2009 15.50 16.51 12.75 11.56 11.28 10.99 10.82 11.70
Jul 2009 16.35 17.36 13.60 12.41 12.13 11.85 11.67 12.55
Aug 2009 17.30 18.31 14.55 13.36 13.08 12.80 12.62 13.50
Sep 2009 18.55 19.55 15.80 14.60 14.32 14.04 13.87 14.74
Oct 2009 19.26 20.27 16.51 15.32 15.04 14.76 14.58 15.46
Nov 2009 19.51 20.51 16.76 15.57 15.28 15.00 14.83 15.71
Dec 2009 18.10 19.10 15.35 14.15 13.87 13.59 13.42 14.29
Jan 2010 19.42 20.43 16.67 15.48 15.20 14.91 14.74 15.62
Feb 2010 17.74 18.75 14.99 13.80 13.52 13.23 13.06 13.94
Mar 2010 18.61 19.62 15.86 14.67 14.39 14.11 13.93 14.81
Apr 2010 17.93 18.94 15.18 13.99 13.71 13.42 13.25 14.13
May 2010 15.63 16.64 12.88 11.69 11.41 11.13 10.95 11.83
Jun 2010 14.42 15.43 11.67 10.48 10.20 9.92 9.74 10.62
Jul 2010 14.13 15.14 11.38 10.19 9.91 9.63 9.45 10.33
Aug 2010 14.17 15.17 11.42 10.22 9.94 9.66 9.49 10.36
Sep 2010 14.20 15.21 11.45 10.26 9.98 9.70 9.52 10.40
Oct 2010 14.29 15.30 11.54 10.35 10.07 9.78 9.61 10.49
Nov 2010 15.03 16.03 12.28 11.09 10.80 10.52 10.35 11.23
Dec 2010 15.11 16.11 12.36 11.16 10.88 10.60 10.43 11.30
Jan 2011 14.80 15.81 12.06 10.86 10.58 10.30 10.12 11.00
Feb 2011 15.63 16.64 12.88 11.69 11.41 11.13 10.95 11.83
Mar 2011 16.74 17.75 13.99 12.80 12.52 12.24 12.06 12.94
Apr 2011 17.91 18.91 15.16 13.96 13.68 13.40 13.23 14.10
May 2011 18.48 19.48 15.73 14.54 14.25 13.97 13.80 14.68
Jun 2011 19.16 20.17 16.41 15.22 14.94 14.66 14.48 15.36
Jul 2011 19.13 20.13 16.38 15.18 14.90 14.62 14.45 15.33
Aug 2011 19.98 20.99 17.23 16.04 15.76 15.47 15.30 16.18
Sep 2011 20.55 21.56 17.80 16.61 16.33 16.05 15.87 16.75
Oct 2011 22.17 23.18 19.42 18.23 17.95 17.67 17.49 18.37
Nov 2011 22.75 23.75 20.00 18.80 18.52 18.24 18.07 18.94
Dec 2011 20.89 21.89 18.14 16.94 16.66 16.38 16.21 17.08
Jan 2012 17.44 18.44 14.69 13.49 13.21 12.93 12.76 13.63
Feb 2012 17.54 18.54 14.79 13.59 13.31 13.03 12.86 13.73
Mar 2012 19.34 20.35 16.59 15.40 15.12 14.84 14.66 15.54
Apr 2012 19.56 20.57 16.82 15.62 15.34 15.06 14.88 15.76
May 2012 18.40 19.41 15.65 14.46 14.18 13.90 13.72 14.60
Jun 2012 17.84 18.85 15.09 13.90 13.62 13.34 13.16 14.04
Jul 2012 16.71 17.71 13.96 12.77 12.48 12.20 12.03 12.91
Aug 2012 18.49 19.50 15.74 14.55 14.27 13.98 13.81 14.69
Sep 2012 18.14 19.15 15.39 14.20 13.92 13.64 13.46 14.34
Oct 2012 17.49 18.50 14.74 13.55 13.27 12.99 12.81 13.69
Nov 2012 19.13 20.13 16.38 15.18 14.90 14.62 14.45 15.33
Dec 2012 17.32 18.33 14.58 13.38 13.10 12.82 12.64 13.52
Jan 2013 17.15 18.15 14.40 13.20 12.92 12.64 12.47 13.34
Feb 2013 17.03 18.04 14.28 13.09 12.81 12.53 12.35 13.23
Mar 2013 18.69 19.70 15.94 14.75 14.47 14.19 14.01 14.89
Apr 2013 18.41 19.42 15.66 14.47 14.19 13.91 13.73 14.61
May 2013 16.85 17.86 14.10 12.91 12.63 12.35 12.17 13.05
Jun 2013 16.57 17.58 13.82 12.63 12.35 12.07 11.89 12.77
Jul 2013 15.78 16.79 13.03 11.84 11.56 11.27 11.10 11.98
Aug 2013 17.09 18.10 14.34 13.15 12.87 12.58 12.41 13.29
Sep 2013 18.10 19.14 15.26 14.02 13.73 13.44 13.26 14.17
Oct 2013 17.89 18.93 15.05 13.82 13.52 13.23 13.05 13.96
Nov 2013 18.24 19.28 15.40 14.16 13.87 13.58 13.40 14.31
Dec 2013 20.33 20.79 16.80 15.35 14.74 14.50 14.26 22.00
Jan 2014 20.56 21.01 17.02 15.57 14.96 14.72 14.48 22.22
Feb 2014 20.31 20.77 16.78 15.33 14.72 14.48 14.24 21.98
Mar 2014 20.32 20.78 16.79 15.34 14.73 14.49 14.25 21.99
Apr 2014 20.26 20.72 16.73 15.28 14.67 14.43 14.19 21.93
May 2014 22.85 23.31 19.32 17.87 17.26 17.02 16.78 24.52
Jun 2014 22.94 23.40 19.41 17.96 17.35 17.11 16.87 24.61
Jul 2014 25.57 25.96 20.46 19.00 18.40 18.16 17.92 25.66
Aug 2014 25.54 25.93 20.42 18.97 18.37 18.12 17.88 25.63
Sep 2014 23.66 24.05 18.54 17.09 16.49 16.25 16.00 23.75
Oct 2014 22.66 23.05 17.55 16.09 15.49 15.25 15.01 22.75
Nov 2014 21.21 21.60 16.10 14.64 14.04 13.80 13.56 21.30
Dec 2014 20.55 20.94 15.44 13.98 13.38 13.14 12.89 20.64
Jan 2015 20.17 20.56 15.05 13.60 13.00 12.75 12.51 20.26
Feb 2015 20.29 20.67 15.17 13.72 13.11 12.87 12.63 20.37
Mar 2015 20.01 20.40 14.89 13.44 12.83 12.59 12.35 20.09
Apr 2015 19.99 20.37 14.87 13.41 12.81 12.57 12.33 20.07
May 2015 20.28 20.66 15.16 13.70 13.10 12.86 12.62 20.36
Jun 2015 20.28 20.66 15.16 13.70 13.10 12.86 12.62 20.36
Jul 2015 19.72 20.63 15.42 13.97 13.37 13.12 12.88 20.63
Aug 2015 21.11 22.02 16.81 15.36 14.76 14.52 14.27 22.02
Sep 2015 20.11 21.02 15.82 14.37 13.76 13.52 13.28 21.02
Oct 2015 21.05 21.96 16.76 15.30 14.70 14.46 14.22 21.96
Nov 2015 19.92 20.82 15.62 14.17 13.56 13.32 13.08 20.82
Dec 2015 19.85 20.75 15.55 14.10 13.49 13.25 13.01 20.75
Jan 2016 19.68 20.59 15.39 13.94 13.33 13.09 12.85 20.59
Feb 2016 19.68 20.59 15.39 13.94 13.33 13.09 12.85 20.59
Mar 2016 19.68 20.59 15.39 13.94 13.33 13.09 12.85 20.59
Apr 2016 19.68 20.59 15.39 13.94 13.33 13.09 12.85 20.59
May 2016 19.68 20.59 15.39 13.94 13.33 13.09 12.85 20.59
Jun 2016 19.68 20.59 15.39 13.94 13.33 13.09 12.85 20.59
Jul 2016 19.47 20.38 15.18 13.73 13.12 12.88 12.64 20.38
Aug 2016 19.47 20.38 15.18 13.72 13.12 12.88 12.64 20.38
Sep 2016 19.47 20.38 15.18 13.73 13.12 12.88 12.64 20.38
Oct 2016 19.57 20.47 15.27 13.82 13.21 12.97 12.73 20.47
Nov 2016 19.59 20.50 15.29 13.84 13.24 12.99 12.75 20.50
Dec 2016 20.18 21.08 15.88 14.43 13.82 13.58 13.34 21.08
Jan 2017 20.16 21.07 15.87 14.42 13.81 13.57 13.33 21.07
Feb 2017 20.68 21.59 16.39 14.94 14.33 14.09 13.85 21.59
Mar 2017 20.31 21.22 16.02 14.56 13.96 13.72 13.47 21.22
Apr 2017 20.73 21.64 16.43 14.98 14.38 14.13 13.89 21.64
May 2017 20.39 21.30 16.10 14.64 14.04 13.80 13.55 21.30
Jun 2017 20.45 21.36 16.15 14.70 14.10 13.86 13.61 21.36
Jul 2017 20.45 21.35 16.15 14.70 14.09 13.85 13.61 21.35
Aug 2017 21.95 22.86 17.66 16.21 15.60 15.36 15.12 22.86

Values of FCC, FERFA, IA and WARMA surcharges

Period FCC (KES) FERFA (KES) IA (KES) WARMA (KES)
Nov 2008 6.54 0.37 0.00 0.00
Dec 2008 5.59 0.37 0.00 0.00
Jan 2009 4.16 0.90 0.00 0.00
Feb 2009 4.27 0.63 0.05 0.00
Mar 2009 4.10 0.46 0.05 0.00
Apr 2009 3.92 0.93 0.05 0.00
May 2009 4.36 0.63 0.05 0.00
Jun 2009 4.68 0.62 0.05 0.00
Jul 2009 5.39 0.67 0.05 0.00
Aug 2009 6.16 0.75 0.05 0.00
Sep 2009 7.43 0.59 0.05 0.00
Oct 2009 7.75 0.91 0.05 0.00
Nov 2009 7.90 0.98 0.05 0.00
Dec 2009 7.22 0.40 0.05 0.00
Jan 2010 7.83 0.94 0.08 0.00
Feb 2010 6.74 0.53 0.08 0.00
Mar 2010 7.49 0.56 0.08 0.00
Apr 2010 6.72 0.72 0.08 0.00
May 2010 4.98 0.41 0.08 0.00
Jun 2010 3.50 0.81 0.08 0.00
Jul 2010 3.18 0.85 0.10 0.00
Aug 2010 3.49 0.57 0.10 0.00
Sep 2010 3.33 0.76 0.10 0.00
Oct 2010 3.38 0.79 0.10 0.00
Nov 2010 4.19 0.64 0.10 0.00
Dec 2010 4.18 0.72 0.10 0.00
Jan 2011 3.82 0.82 0.09 0.00
Feb 2011 4.67 0.71 0.09 0.00
Mar 2011 5.73 0.64 0.09 0.00
Apr 2011 6.15 1.26 0.09 0.00
May 2011 7.11 0.81 0.09 0.00
Jun 2011 7.15 1.38 0.09 0.00
Jul 2011 7.23 1.19 0.17 0.00
Aug 2011 7.91 1.27 0.17 0.00
Sep 2011 8.21 1.48 0.17 0.00
Oct 2011 8.40 2.74 0.17 0.00
Nov 2011 9.03 2.62 0.17 0.00
Dec 2011 8.50 1.49 0.17 0.00
Jan 2012 5.48 1.38 0.22 0.00
Feb 2012 5.64 1.31 0.22 0.00
Mar 2012 7.56 1.00 0.22 0.00
Apr 2012 7.42 1.34 0.22 0.00
May 2012 6.97 0.75 0.22 0.00
Jun 2012 5.97 1.25 0.22 0.00
Jul 2012 5.39 0.76 0.28 0.00
Aug 2012 5.66 2.08 0.28 0.00
Sep 2012 5.99 1.44 0.28 0.00
Oct 2012 5.95 0.90 0.28 0.00
Nov 2012 6.07 2.24 0.28 0.00
Dec 2012 5.35 1.35 0.28 0.00
Jan 2013 4.93 1.59 0.30 0.00
Feb 2013 5.38 1.04 0.30 0.00
Mar 2013 6.21 1.69 0.30 0.00
Apr 2013 5.73 1.92 0.30 0.00
May 2013 4.69 1.57 0.30 0.00
Jun 2013 4.72 1.29 0.30 0.00
Jul 2013 4.34 0.95 0.31 0.00
Aug 2013 5.07 1.39 0.31 0.00
Sep 2013 5.43 1.39 0.31 0.00
Oct 2013 5.18 1.46 0.31 0.00
Nov 2013 5.63 1.31 0.31 0.00
Dec 2013 5.19 0.15 0.00 0.05
Jan 2014 5.19 0.34 0.00 0.05
Feb 2014 5.19 0.13 0.00 0.05
Mar 2014 5.19 0.05 0.09 0.05
Apr 2014 5.19 0.00 0.09 0.05
May 2014 7.22 0.20 0.09 0.05
Jun 2014 7.22 0.28 0.09 0.05
Jul 2014 7.22 0.30 0.18 0.06
Aug 2014 7.22 0.28 0.18 0.05
Sep 2014 5.71 0.17 0.18 0.05
Oct 2014 4.79 0.23 0.18 0.05
Nov 2014 3.47 0.30 0.18 0.05
Dec 2014 2.87 0.33 0.18 0.05
Jan 2015 2.53 0.29 0.23 0.05
Feb 2015 2.51 0.41 0.23 0.05
Mar 2015 2.51 0.17 0.23 0.05
Apr 2015 2.51 0.15 0.23 0.05
May 2015 2.51 0.40 0.23 0.05
Jun 2015 2.31 0.60 0.23 0.05
Jul 2015 2.51 0.89 0.23 0.05
Aug 2015 3.11 1.49 0.23 0.05
Sep 2015 2.81 0.93 0.23 0.05
Oct 2015 2.56 1.99 0.23 0.05
Nov 2015 2.51 1.06 0.23 0.05
Dec 2015 2.51 1.00 0.23 0.05
Jan 2016 2.31 1.00 0.29 0.05
Feb 2016 2.31 1.00 0.29 0.05
Mar 2016 2.31 1.00 0.29 0.05
Apr 2016 2.31 1.00 0.29 0.05
May 2016 2.31 1.00 0.29 0.05
Jun 2016 2.31 1.00 0.29 0.05
Jul 2016 2.31 0.84 0.29 0.02
Aug 2016 2.31 0.84 0.29 0.02
Sep 2016 2.31 0.84 0.29 0.03
Oct 2016 2.31 0.92 0.29 0.02
Nov 2016 2.34 0.91 0.29 0.02
Dec 2016 2.85 0.91 0.29 0.02
Jan 2017 2.93 0.75 0.36 0.02
Feb 2017 2.85 1.28 0.36 0.02
Mar 2017 2.85 0.96 0.36 0.02
Apr 2017 2.85 1.32 0.36 0.02
May 2017 2.85 1.03 0.36 0.01
Jun 2017 2.85 1.08 0.36 0.02
Jul 2017 2.85 1.05 0.39 0.01
Aug 2017 2.85 2.35 0.39 0.01

Historic tariff structures

Current tariffs are available on the main page.

Prior to December 2013

Tariff Fixed charge Energy charge (per kWh) Demand charge (per kVA)
DC (Domestic, 240V)120First 50kWh:2.00
50 to 1 500kWh:8.10
Thereafter:18.57
n/a
SC (Small Commercial, 240V)1208.96n/a
CI1 (Commercial, 415V)8005.75600
CI2 (Commercial, 11kV)2 5004.73400
CI3 (Commercial, 33kV)2 9004.49200
CI4 (Commercial, 66kV)4 2004.25170
CI5 (Commercial, 132kV)11 0004.10170
IT (Domestic water heating)1204.85n/a

December 2013 to June 2014

See the Gazette Notice in which these changes were published.

TariffCharges (KES)
Fixed chargeEnergy charge (per kWh)Demand charge (per kVA)
DC (Domestic, 240V)120First 50kWh:2.50
50 to 1 500kWh:11.62
Thereafter:19.57
n/a
SC (Small Commercial, 240V)15012.00n/a
CI1 (Commercial, 415V)2 0008.70800
CI2 (Commercial, 11kV)4 5007.50520
CI3 (Commercial, 33kV)5 5007.00270
CI4 (Commercial, 66kV)6 5006.80220
CI5 (Commercial, 132kV)17 0006.60220
IT (Domestic water heating)12013.00n/a

July 2014 to June 2015

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