The PowerAlert service consolidates all planned outages/shutdowns in a single portal for customers to effectively plan their daily activities and help minimize inconveniences that may be caused. You will be required to sign in using your Google, Facebook or Twitter account to enjoy the service.

One will be required to select his/her location, and opt to receive the alerts either through email, SMS or text; above all it is free whichever notification you get.

To subscribe, please follow the link below:

http://poweralerts.kenyapower.co.ke/subscribe

And to make it sweeter, Kenya Power is set to compensate users for blackouts under a new Bill. The amendment of the Energy Act will see the power utility compensate consumers for financial losses and physical injuries due to power outages. 

Kenya Power will be expected to include the compensation in power bills and use it to offset future electricity bills, says the proposed law sponsored by Abdulswamad Nassir (Mvita MP).

“A licensee shall be liable to compensate a consumer due to power outages or surges… that exceed a cumulative three hours within a 24-hour period,” says the Bill.

“Where a consumer incurs financial loss, the licensee shall compensate the consumer by incorporating the compensation into the consumer’s bill by way of a subsidy which shall, be an equivalent amount to the loss incurred as presented by the consumer and agreed by the licensee.”

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