Kenya Gazette



THE KENYA GAZETTE
Published by Authority of the Republic of Kenya
(Registered as a Newspaper at the G.P.O.)

Vol. CX - No. 53
Page. 1715
11 July,2008

GAZETTE NOTICE NO. 6184

THE ENERGY ACT

No. 12   of2006)

THE ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION

APPROVAL OF SCHEDULE OF TARIFFS FOR SUPPLY OF ELECTRICITY

NOTICE is given that pursuant to section   45   of the Energy Act, 2006, the Energy Regulatory Commission has set out the following Schedule of Tariffs, 2008, prescribing the Tariffs, Charges, Prices and Rates to be charged by The Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited to the consumers for electrical energy consumed by them.

PART I

General:

  

1. This Schedule of Tariffs, 2008, hereby set shall take effect on   1st July, 2008   and shall for each consumer become effective so as to apply to all bills raised based on meter readings taken on or after that date.

2   In this document, unless the context otherwise requires, the following words and expressions shall have the following meanings:

"Act" means the Energy Act, 2006;

"Billing Period" means the period of time elapsing between the issuing of two consecutive bills by the Company but with the exception of their first and last period; each such period of time shall be as near to thirty days as possible;

"Commission" means the Energy Regulatory Commission established under Section   4   of the Act;

"Company" means The Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited;

"Consumer" means any person supplied with electrical energy, but does not include a person supplied with electrical energy for delivery or supply to another person;

"Contract" means the agreement made by a Consumer with the Company for a supply of electrical energy, in force on the date of commencement of this Schedule of Tariffs and includes all contracts entered into with consumers after this date;

"Demand" means the maximum electric power demand drawn by a Consumer in each Billing Period;

"Electric Power Producer" means a person who owns or operates facilities for generation of electrical energy pursuant to a generating licence issued by the Commission;

"Fixed Charge" means the charge to be made per Billing Period in addition to those charges accruing in respect of Units and, when applicable, demand supplied;

"Interconnected System" means those works inclusive of power stations, transmission and distribution lines electrically interconnected forming the main supply grid in the Republic of Kenya;

"KenGen" means the Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited;

"kVA" means Kilovolt Ampere;

"Meter" means any and every kind of machine. device or instrument used for the measurement of the quantity of electrical energy, and includes such auxiliary appliances as resistors, shunts, reactances, current transformers, voltage transformers and time switches, external and necessary to the meter;

"Off-Grid System" means those works inclusive of power stations, and distribution lines electrically and physically separate from the Interconnected System;

"Power factor" means the decimal fraction obtained by dividing the Demand in kilowatts by the Demand in Idlovokimperes ant1.1thalL-be aecortidnedly suitable apparatus installed by the Company;

'Tariff' means the prices, rates, costs and all other charges including adjustments, formulae and other terms, conditions and Information contained in parts II, III and IV of this Schedule of Tariffs. 2008.

"Unit" means one kilowatt hour kWh);

"Units Sent Out" means electricity measured in kWh generated by the Company's Power Plants or Electric Rawer Producers Power Plants delivered to and purchased by the Company;

PART II

SCHEDULE OF NON-FUEL TARIFFS FOR ELECTRICAL ENERGY SUPPLIED BY THE COMPANY

The Tariffs to be applied by the Company for the supplies of electrical energy from the Interconnected System and also from the Off-Grid Systems, in each Billing Period shall be as detailed below:

METHOD DC:

Applicable to Domestic Consumers metered by the Company at   240   or   415   volts and whose consumption does not excced,15,000 units per Billing-Period.

a) A fixed Charge. of KSh. 120.00*

b) Energy charges of:

i) KSh. 2.00   per unit for   0-50   Units consumed;

ii) KSh. 8.10   per unit for   51-1,500   Units consumed;

iii) KSh. 18.57   per unit for Units consumed above   1,500.

* If Method DC is used in conjunction with Method IT at the same supply terminals, then the combined Fixed charge for both,Methods of charge shall be KSh. 240.

METHOD SC:

Applicable to non-domestic Small Commercial Consumers metered by the Company at   240   or   415   volts and whose consumndon does not exceed: 15,000 Units pet Billing Period.

a) A Fixed Charge of KSh. 120.00*

b) Energy charge of KSh. 8. 96   per unit for all Units consumed.

* If Method SC is used in conjunction with Method IT at the same supply terminals, then the combined Fixed Charge for both Methods of Charge shall be KSh   240.00.

METHOD C11

Applicable to Commercial and Industrial Consumers for supplies provided and metered by the Company at   415   volts three phasefour-wire and whose consumption exceeds   15,000   Units per Billing Period.

a) A Fixed Charge of KSh. 800

b) Energy charge of KSh. 5.75   per unit consumed.

c) Demand charge of KSh   600.00   per kVA.

METHOD C12:

Applicable to Commercial and Industrial Consumers for supplies provided and metered by the company at   11,000   voltS, per Billing Period.   -

a) A Fixed Charge of KSh. 2,500.  

b) Energy charge of KSh   4.73   per Unit consumed.

c) Demand charge of KSh   400   per kVA.

METHOD   CI3:

Applicable to Commercial and Industrial Consumers for supplies provided and metered by the Company at   33,000   volts, per Billing Period.

a) A Fixed Charge of KSh. 2,900

b) Energy charge of KSh. 4.49   per Unit consumed.

c) Demand charge of KSh. 200.00   per kVA

METHOD C14:

Applicable to Commercial and Industrial Consumers for supplies provided and metered by the Company at   66,000   volts, per Billing period

a) A Faxed Charge of KSh. 4,200.

b) Energy charge of KSh. 4.25   per Unit consumed.

c) Demand charge of KSh. 170.00   per kVA.

METHOD CI5:

Applicable to Commercial and Industrial Consumers for supplies provided and metered by the company at   132,000   volts, per Billing period

a) A Fixed Charge of KSh. 11,000.

b) Energy charge of KSh   4.10   per Unit consumed.

c) Demand charge of KSh   170.00   per kVA.

METHOD IT:

Interruptible off-peak supplies of electrical energy to ordinary consumers metered by the Company whose consumption does not exceed   15   100   Units per Billing Period.

a) A Fixed Charge of KSh   120.00   .

b) Energy charge of KSh   4.85   per Unit consumed.

* If Method IT is used in conjunction with Method DC or SC at the same supply terminals, then the combined Fixed Charge for both Methods of Charge shall be KSh   240.00.

Notes:

Note   1.    The electrical energy which shall be supplied and charged under this method of charge shall be available at all times other than during peak -periods which shall be such periods of high demand as may occur during each day not exceeding sixteen hours in the aggregate and during which the supply of electrical energy may be restricted, the time or times of such restriction and the duration thereof being controlled by the Company at its sole discretion.

Note   2.    This tariff is only available for installations so arranged to the Company's-satisfaction, that they cannot be operated on any other tariff and also where there is no duplication of the off-peak circuits by other electrical circuits unrestricted as to time of use so enabling the supply on another method of charge to be used for a similar function.

Note   3. The Company shall provide and maintain apparatus up to a maximum capacity of   15   amperes, single phase, to control the period of availability of the supply and shall take all reasonable steps to ensure the reliability thereof, but shall not be responsible for any loss, damage or injury which may result from any mal-operation of this control equipment.

METHOD SL:

Applicable to public and local authorities metered by the Company at   240   or   415   volts for supplies of electrical energy to public lamps Street Lighting).

a) A Fixed Charge of KSh. 120.

b) Energy charge of KSh. 7.50   per unit consumed

Supplies under this Method of Charge shall be available for a minimum period of   11   hours per night for public lamps and for no other purpose.

The attention of public and local authorities taking supplies on this tariff is drawn to the fact that where public lamps are fitted on the Company's poles, all maintenance of the lamps, switch wire and associated equipment must be carried out by the Company, and shall be charged for on the basis of net costs of materials, labour and transport plus   25%.

Note:

Every Consumer shall pay to the Company in addition to the charges specified in Part II of this Schedule of Tariffs a Fixed Charge at a rate not exceeding KSh. 50.00   per kVA per Billing Period of nameplate kVA continuous rating in respect of all electric welding plant, as adjusted by any power factor equipment in use.

PART III

OTHER CHARGES

1.Fuel Cost Charge

a) All Tariff for electrical energy specified in Part II of this Schedule of Tariffs   2008   shall be liable to Fuel Cost Charge which shall be calculated in accordance with the following formula:

Fuel Cost Charge in Kenya cents/Unit calculated to the nearest one cent:

Where:

Ci = Actual price in KSh/kg paid by the Company or Electric Power Producers for fuel consumed by Plant i, where i=   1, 2, ... n, during the calendar month immediately preceding each Billing Period at all existing thermal plants on the Interconnected System and the Off-Grid System, as the case may be. This shall also include other thermal power plants to be constructed and in respect of which the Company shall enter into Power Purchase Agreements with Electric Power Producers for the supply of electricity to the Company from those power plants with the approval of the Commission.

G,= All Units generated and or purchased by the Company from Electric Power Producers' Plant i, where i= I, 2, ..., n, during the calendar month immediately preceding each Billing Period at each existing thermal plant on the Interconnected System and the Off-Grid System, and imports/exports from Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited adjusted for system losses as the case may be. This shall also include other thermal power plants) to be constructed and in respect of which the Company shall enter into Power Purchase Agreements) with Electric Power Producer



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