Historic electricity cost data for Kenya

This page contains historic information about electricity costs in Kenya. Use the main page to see the currently active tariffs and estimate your next bill.

Typical cost per kWh

Note that these values exclude fixed and demand charges. The domestic (DC) cost is based on the 50-1500kWh usage band.

Period Average electricity cost (KES/kWh)
DC1 DC2 SC1 SC2 CI1 CI2 CI3 CI4 CI5 CI6 IT
Peak Off-peak Peak Off-peak Peak Off-peak Peak Off-peak Peak Off-peak Peak Off-peak
Jul 2022 15.94 21.87 15.94 21.62 17.15 11.88 16.42 11.52 16.30 11.46 16.06 11.34 15.82 11.22 16.29 11.45 25.74
Jun 2022 15.94 21.87 15.94 21.62 17.15 11.88 16.42 11.52 16.30 11.46 16.06 11.34 15.82 11.22 16.29 11.45 25.74
May 2022 15.94 21.87 15.94 21.62 17.15 11.88 16.42 11.52 16.30 11.46 16.06 11.34 15.82 11.22 16.29 11.45 25.74
Apr 2022 15.94 21.87 15.94 21.62 17.15 11.88 16.42 11.52 16.30 11.46 16.06 11.34 15.82 11.22 16.29 11.45 25.74
Mar 2022 15.94 21.87 15.94 21.62 17.15 11.88 16.42 11.52 16.30 11.46 16.06 11.34 15.82 11.22 16.29 11.45 25.74
Feb 2022 15.94 21.87 15.94 21.62 17.15 11.88 16.42 11.52 16.30 11.46 16.06 11.34 15.82 11.22 16.29 11.45 25.74
Jan 2022 15.94 21.87 15.94 21.62 17.15 11.88 16.42 11.52 16.30 11.46 16.06 11.34 15.82 11.22 16.29 11.45 25.74
Dec 2021 18.91 25.93 18.91 25.69 21.33 14.07 20.00 13.41 19.52 13.16 19.27 13.04 19.03 12.92 16.48 11.65 25.93
Nov 2021 18.43 25.45 18.43 25.20 20.85 13.59 19.52 12.92 19.03 12.68 18.79 12.56 18.55 12.44 16.00 11.16 25.45
Oct 2021 18.29 25.31 18.29 25.07 20.71 13.45 19.38 12.79 18.90 12.55 18.66 12.42 18.41 12.30 15.86 11.03 25.31
Sep 2021 17.96 24.98 17.96 24.74 20.38 13.12 19.05 12.46 18.57 12.22 18.33 12.09 18.08 11.97 15.53 10.70 24.98
Aug 2021 17.75 24.77 17.75 24.52 20.17 12.91 18.84 12.24 18.35 12.00 18.11 11.88 17.87 11.76 15.32 10.48 24.77
Jul 2021 17.75 24.77 17.75 24.53 20.17 12.91 18.84 12.25 18.36 12.01 18.12 11.88 17.87 11.76 15.32 10.49 24.77
Jun 2021 17.68 24.70 17.68 24.46 20.10 12.84 18.77 12.18 18.29 11.93 18.05 11.81 17.80 11.69 15.25 10.42 24.70
May 2021 16.74 23.76 16.74 23.52 19.16 11.90 17.83 11.24 17.35 11.00 17.11 10.87 16.86 10.75 14.31 9.48 23.76
Apr 2021 17.17 24.18 17.17 23.94 19.59 12.33 18.26 11.66 17.77 11.42 17.53 11.30 17.29 11.18 14.73 9.90 24.18
Mar 2021 17.59 24.60 17.59 24.36 20.01 12.75 18.68 12.08 18.19 11.84 17.95 11.72 17.71 11.60 15.15 10.32 24.60
Feb 2021 16.38 23.40 16.38 23.15 18.80 11.54 17.47 10.87 16.98 10.63 16.74 10.51 16.50 10.39 13.95 9.11 23.40
Jan 2021 17.05 24.06 17.05 23.82 19.47 12.21 18.13 11.54 17.65 11.30 17.41 11.18 17.17 11.06 14.61 9.78 24.06
Dec 2020 16.03 22.93 16.03 22.70 18.41 11.27 17.10 10.62 16.63 10.38 16.39 10.26 16.15 10.14 13.64 8.89 22.93
Nov 2020 15.86 22.76 15.86 22.52 18.24 11.10 16.93 10.44 16.45 10.21 16.22 10.09 15.98 9.97 13.47 8.71 22.76
Oct 2020 16.46 23.36 16.46 23.12 18.84 11.70 17.53 11.04 17.05 10.81 16.82 10.69 16.58 10.57 14.07 9.31 23.36
Sep 2020 15.75 22.65 15.75 22.41 18.13 10.99 16.82 10.33 16.34 10.09 16.10 9.97 15.87 9.86 13.35 8.60 22.65
Aug 2020 15.60 22.50 15.60 22.26 17.98 10.84 16.67 10.18 16.19 9.95 15.96 9.83 15.72 9.71 13.21 8.45 22.50
Jul 2020 15.48 22.38 15.48 22.15 17.86 10.72 16.55 10.07 16.08 9.83 15.84 9.71 15.60 9.59 13.09 8.34 22.38
Jun 2020 15.37 22.27 15.37 22.03 17.75 10.61 16.44 9.95 15.96 9.72 15.73 9.60 15.49 9.48 12.98 8.22 22.27
May 2020 15.17 22.07 15.17 21.83 17.55 10.41 16.24 9.75 15.76 9.52 15.53 9.40 15.29 9.28 12.78 8.02 22.07
Apr 2020 15.39 22.29 15.39 22.05 17.77 10.63 16.46 9.97 15.98 9.74 15.75 9.62 15.51 9.50 13.00 8.24 22.29
Mar 2020 15.24 22.26 15.24 22.02 17.66 10.40 16.33 9.74 15.85 9.50 15.61 9.37 15.36 9.25 12.81 7.98 22.26
Feb 2020 15.37 22.38 15.37 22.14 17.79 10.53 16.45 9.86 15.97 9.62 15.73 9.50 15.49 9.38 12.93 8.10 22.38
Jan 2020 15.39 22.40 15.39 22.16 17.81 10.55 16.48 9.88 15.99 9.64 15.75 9.52 15.51 9.40 - - 22.40
Dec 2019 15.55 22.57 15.55 22.33 17.97 10.71 16.64 10.05 16.16 9.81 15.92 9.69 15.68 9.56 - - 22.57
Nov 2019 16.08 23.10 16.08 22.86 18.50 11.24 17.17 10.57 16.69 10.33 16.44 10.21 16.20 10.09 - - 23.10
Oct 2019 16.46 23.48 16.46 23.24 18.88 11.62 17.55 10.96 17.07 10.72 16.83 10.60 16.59 10.48 - - 23.48
Sep 2019 16.68 23.70 16.68 23.46 19.10 11.84 17.77 11.18 17.29 10.94 17.05 10.82 16.81 10.70 - - 23.70
Aug 2019 16.87 23.88 16.87 23.64 19.29 12.03 17.95 11.36 17.47 11.12 17.23 11.00 16.99 10.88 - - 23.88
Jul 2019 16.75 23.76 16.75 23.52 19.17 11.91 17.84 11.24 17.35 11.00 17.11 10.88 16.87 10.76 - - 23.76
Jun 2019 16.64 23.66 16.64 23.42 19.06 11.80 17.73 11.14 17.25 10.90 17.01 10.77 16.76 10.65 - - 23.66
May 2019 16.77 23.79 16.77 23.54 19.19 11.93 17.86 11.26 17.37 11.02 17.13 10.90 16.89 10.78 - - 23.79
Apr 2019 15.57 22.59 15.57 22.35 17.99 10.73 16.66 10.07 16.18 9.83 15.94 9.71 15.70 9.58 - - 22.59
Mar 2019 15.56 22.58 15.56 22.34 17.98 10.72 16.65 10.05 16.16 9.81 15.92 9.69 15.68 9.57 - - 22.58
Feb 2019 15.74 22.76 15.74 22.52 18.16 10.90 16.83 10.24 16.35 9.99 16.10 9.87 15.86 9.75 - - 22.76
Jan 2019 15.41 22.43 15.41 22.18 17.83 10.57 16.50 9.90 16.01 9.66 15.77 9.54 15.53 9.42 - - 22.43
Dec 2018 15.16 22.18 15.16 21.94 17.58 10.32 16.25 9.65 15.76 9.41 15.52 9.29 15.28 9.17 - - 22.18
Nov 2018 15.15 22.17 15.15 21.93 17.57 10.31 16.24 9.65 15.76 9.40 15.51 9.28 15.27 9.16 - - 22.17

Values of FCC, FERFA, IA and WARMA surcharges

Period FCC (KES) FERFA (KES) IA (KES) WARMA (KES)
Nov 2018 2.50 -0.01 0.10 0.02
Dec 2018 2.50 -0.01 0.10 0.02
Jan 2019 2.45 0.11 0.25 0.02
Feb 2019 2.74 0.11 0.25 0.02
Mar 2019 2.75 -0.06 0.25 0.02
Apr 2019 2.75 -0.04 0.25 0.02
May 2019 3.75 -0.01 0.25 0.01
Jun 2019 3.70 -0.07 0.25 0.01
Jul 2019 3.67 0.05 0.25 0.02
Aug 2019 3.60 0.22 0.25 0.02
Sep 2019 3.45 0.21 0.25 0.01
Oct 2019 3.30 0.17 0.25 0.01
Nov 2019 3.00 0.14 0.25 0.02
Dec 2019 2.65 0.04 0.25 0.02
Jan 2020 2.50 0.01 0.28 0.02
Feb 2020 2.50 -0.01 0.28 0.02
Mar 2020 2.50 -0.11 0.28 0.02
Apr 2020 2.50 0.24 0.28 0.02
May 2020 2.40 0.14 0.28 0.02
Jun 2020 2.40 0.32 0.28 0.02
Jul 2020 2.40 0.40 0.30 0.02
Aug 2020 2.40 0.48 0.32 0.02
Sep 2020 2.43 0.58 0.32 0.02
Oct 2020 2.56 1.07 0.32 0.02
Nov 2020 2.56 0.55 0.32 0.02
Dec 2020 2.56 0.70 0.32 0.02
Jan 2021 2.58 1.32 0.32 0.02
Feb 2021 2.61 0.66 0.37 0.02
Mar 2021 3.54 0.78 0.37 0.02
Apr 2021 3.14 0.82 0.37 0.02
May 2021 2.92 0.67 0.37 0.02
Jun 2021 3.63 0.77 0.37 0.02
Jul 2021 3.30 1.16 0.37 0.02
Aug 2021 3.77 0.69 0.37 0.02
Sep 2021 3.88 0.76 0.37 0.02
Oct 2021 3.79 1.04 0.47 0.02
Nov 2021 4.21 0.73 0.47 0.02
Dec 2021 4.63 0.73 0.47 0.02
Jan 2022 4.63 0.73 0.47 0.02
Feb 2022 4.63 0.73 0.47 0.02
Mar 2022 4.63 0.73 0.47 0.02
Apr 2022 4.63 0.73 0.47 0.02
May 2022 4.63 0.73 0.47 0.02
Jun 2022 4.63 0.73 0.47 0.02
Jul 2022 4.63 0.73 0.47 0.02

Historic tariff structures

Current tariffs are available on the main page.

November 2018 to December 2021

TariffCharges (KES)
Energy charge (per kWh)Demand charge (per kVA)
DC1 (Domestic - Lifeline, 240 V)
For average consumption below 100kWh
10.00 n/a
DC2 (Domestic, 240 V)
and IT (Domestic water heating)
For average consumption over 100kWh
15.80 n/a
SC1 (Small Commercial 1, 240 V)
For average consumption below 100kWh
10.00 n/a
SC2 (Small Commercial 2, 240 V)
For average consumption over 100kWh
15.60 n/a
CI1 (Commercial, 415 V) Peak: 12.00
Off-peak: 6.00
800
CI2 (Commercial, 11 kV) Peak: 10.90
Off-peak: 5.45
520
CI3 (Commercial, 33 kV) Peak: 10.50
Off-peak: 5.25
270
CI4 (Commercial, 66 kV) Peak: 10.30
Off-peak: 5.15
220
CI5 (Commercial, 132 kV) Peak: 10.10
Off-peak: 5.05
220
CI6 (Commercial, 220 kV) Peak: 7.99
Off-peak: 3.995
200

August 2018 to October 2018

TariffCharges (KES)
Energy charge (per kWh)Demand charge (per kVA)
DC (Domestic, 240 V)
and IT (Domestic water heating)
10kWh or less:12.00
Over 10kWh:15.80
n/a
SC (Small Commercial, 240 V) 15.60 n/a
CI1 (Commercial, 415 V) Peak: 12.00
Off-peak: 6.00
800
CI2 (Commercial, 11 kV) Peak: 10.90
Off-peak: 5.45
520
CI3 (Commercial, 33 kV) Peak: 10.50
Off-peak: 5.25
270
CI4 (Commercial, 66 kV) Peak: 10.30
Off-peak: 5.15
220
CI5 (Commercial, 132 kV) Peak: 10.10
Off-peak: 5.05
220

December 2017 to July 2018

TariffCharges (KES)
Fixed chargeEnergy charge (per kWh)Demand charge (per kVA)
DC (Domestic, 240 V) 150 First 50kWh:2.50
50 to 1 500kWh:12.75
Thereafter:20.57
n/a
SC (Small Commercial, 240 V) 150 13.50 n/a
CI1 (Commercial, 415 V) 2 500 Peak: 9.20
Off-peak: 4.60
800
CI2 (Commercial, 11 kV) 4 500 Peak: 8.00
Off-peak: 4.00
520
CI3 (Commercial, 33 kV) 5 500 Peak: 7.50
Off-peak: 3.75
270
CI4 (Commercial, 66 kV) 6 500 Peak: 7.30
Off-peak: 3.65
220
CI5 (Commercial, 132 kV) 17 000 Peak: 7.10
Off-peak: 3.55
220
IT (Domestic water heating) 150 13.50 n/a

July 2015 to November 2017

TariffCharges (KES)
Fixed chargeEnergy charge (per kWh)Demand charge (per kVA)
DC (Domestic, 240 V) 150 First 50kWh:2.50
50 to 1 500kWh:12.75
Thereafter:20.57
n/a
SC (Small Commercial, 240 V) 150 13.50 n/a
CI1 (Commercial, 415 V) 2 500 9.20 800
CI2 (Commercial, 11 kV) 4 500 8.00 520
CI3 (Commercial, 33 kV) 5 500 7.50 270
CI4 (Commercial, 66 kV) 6 500 7.30 220
CI5 (Commercial, 132 kV) 17 000 7.10 220
IT (Domestic water heating) 150 13.50 n/a

July 2014 to June 2015

TariffCharges (KES)
Fixed chargeEnergy charge (per kWh)Demand charge (per kVA)
DC (Domestic, 240V)150First 50kWh:2.50
50 to 1 500kWh:13.68
Thereafter:21.57
n/a
SC (Small Commercial, 240V)15014.00n/a
CI1 (Commercial, 415V)2 0009.45800
CI2 (Commercial, 11kV)4 5008.25520
CI3 (Commercial, 33kV)5 5007.75270
CI4 (Commercial, 66kV)6 5007.55220
CI5 (Commercial, 132kV)17 0007.35220
IT (Domestic water heating)15013.75n/a

December 2013 to June 2014

See the Gazette Notice in which these changes were published.

TariffCharges (KES)
Fixed chargeEnergy charge (per kWh)Demand charge (per kVA)
DC (Domestic, 240V)120First 50kWh:2.50
50 to 1 500kWh:11.62
Thereafter:19.57
n/a
SC (Small Commercial, 240V)15012.00n/a
CI1 (Commercial, 415V)2 0008.70800
CI2 (Commercial, 11kV)4 5007.50520
CI3 (Commercial, 33kV)5 5007.00270
CI4 (Commercial, 66kV)6 5006.80220
CI5 (Commercial, 132kV)17 0006.60220
IT (Domestic water heating)12013.00n/a

Prior to December 2013

Tariff Fixed charge Energy charge (per kWh) Demand charge (per kVA)
DC (Domestic, 240V)120First 50kWh:2.00
50 to 1 500kWh:8.10
Thereafter:18.57
n/a
SC (Small Commercial, 240V)1208.96n/a
CI1 (Commercial, 415V)8005.75600
CI2 (Commercial, 11kV)2 5004.73400
CI3 (Commercial, 33kV)2 9004.49200
CI4 (Commercial, 66kV)4 2004.25170
CI5 (Commercial, 132kV)11 0004.10170
IT (Domestic water heating)1204.85n/a