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Kenya looks to its options as reserve margin falls to lowest in more than a decade

Issue 477 - 05 Feb 2023 | 3 minute read

The latest data from Kenya Power indicates that spare power capacity fell to just 4% in December, the first time in over a decade the reserve margin had slipped below 10%. The regulator is concerned and the authorities are eyeing up the potential for bigger imports from Ethiopia and possible gas supply from Tanzania or beyond, writes Neville Otuki in Nairobi.

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