What we do

Being the only company of its kind in Kenya, we take the job of bringing power to the people seriously.
We are in the business of power supply and hence its distribution to homes and business to ensure smooth running of day-to-day activities. Kenya Power is responsible for ensuring that there is adequate line capacity to maintain supply and quality of electricity across the country. The interconnected network of transmission and distribution lines cover about 49,818 kilometers.

Through continuous efforts by Kenya Power and all its stakeholders, Kenya is on the international map as one of the countries with the best annual connectivity rate in Africa.

In Kenya, electricity is mainly generated from Hydro, Thermal and Geothermal sources - with wind generation accounting for less than 6 Megawatts of the installed capacity. Currently, hydropower comprises over 40 percent of the installed capacity in Kenya and is sourced from various stations managed by the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen).

National grid

The national grid is operated as an integral network linked by a 220 kV and 132 kV transmission network. There is a limited length of 66 kV transmission lines. The national grid impacts on the future growth of the energy sector because any new generation capacity must take into consideration the existing network and its capacity to handle new loads.   


Kenya Power reinforces the power transmission and distribution network by constructing additional lines and substations.   


Efficiency of the transmission and distribution network continues to be enhanced in both technical and non-technical aspects. (See our annual report for more information on transmission system plans.) Technical improvements include re-conducting of lines, installation of capacitors, and construction of additional feeders and substations. Non-technical improvements include introduction of electronic meters, improvement of meter reading accuracy, fraud control and resolution of billing anomalies.   

Supply and demand of electricity

Kenya Power currently has more than 2.6 million customers. Total electricity consumption in the 2012/2013 financial year was 8,087 gigawatt hours. The maximum daily electricity peak demand recorded in the last financial year (2012/2013) was 1,353 MW.