Saturday, March 26, 2011

Press Release: KPLC Supports Earth Hour

KPLC Supports Earth Hour

For Immediate Release

Nairobi, March 26, 2011

The Kenya Power & Lighting Company (KPLC) has once again declared that it will join the rest of humanity in celebrating Earth Hour and renewed its commitment to minimising Kenya's contribution to global environmental change.

Hundreds of landmarks in thousands of cities around the world will go dark at 8:30pm Saturday local time, as hundreds of millions of people take part in the planet’s largest voluntary action for the environment.

"We are proud once again to join with individuals, organisations and governments this year, and pledge that our Earth Hour commitment will, as always, stretch beyond the hour. So there's no telling when the lights in Kenya will come back on," said Eng. Joseph K Njoroge, the company's Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.

"KPLC has always been proud of its unilateral initiatives in support of the environmental cause," Eng. Njoroge said, listing frequent blackouts, power rationing and poor customer service as part of the company's unique project to reduce electricity consumption and consequent harm to the environment.

"The company understands that there's little the country can do to limit consumption from the demand side of the power equation, considering that electricity is critical to sustainable development. However, there's much that can be done to restrict supply and we are committed to exploring every avenue to do this, including raising costs and introducing further inefficiencies," he added.

Electricity costs in Kenya are already among the highest in the world, quadruple the the price per kilowatt in Egypt and up to 6 times that in India and China, an achievement KPLC can be justifiably proud of.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

KPLC going black for an hr is a kawaida situation hapa...seems they really are into this Earth Hr!