Ketraco takes over as independent system operator in Kenya

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Issue 393 - 31 May 2019 | 4 minute read
Kenya’s new Energy Act strips Kenya Power of the role of independently buying electricity from producers and gives it to the wholly state-owned Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco). The new law, which came into effect in March after years of delay, creates an independent system operator with the task of determining what mix of electricity from different producers is supplied to the national grid to ensure consumers get the cheapest available power.

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