ERC bars Ken Gen from direct power retailing

The Energy Regulatory Commission has blocked power producer KenGen’s bid to sell power directly to large firms, saying electricity distribution remains under Kenya Power’s mandate.

The regulator has instructed Ken Gen to stick to power generation, saying “We don’t want a scenario where one single player would be doing everything – generating and at the same time selling to end users as this could present conflict of interest and hurt a segment of consumers.”