Increased power supply will boost economic growth
Demand for cheap and reliable energy is increasing and we must look for ways to increase power generation. Electricity is a key enabler of economic growth as identified in Vision 2030. The available 1700MW is too little to power the big development plans that the government has. Experts have noted that an increase in growth in local economy has been stretching power supply, calling for an expansion and development of renewable sources of energy such as solar, wind and geothermal.The supply of modern energy always mirrors the economic fortunes of any country. The nations that lead in power generation in the world are also the economic superpowers. For Kenya to race faster to reach where the economic super powers are, energy supply must be made a priority. Providing quality, adequate and affordable power to all homes and industries will empower much-needed economic growth.
ERICK KIZITO Nairobi