Another issue on LPG is whether or not LPG should be brought into monthly price-setting arrangement akin to fuel - announced every 14th day of the month.

Ministry of Energy has advertised a bid for 700,000 units of Meko gas (6kg cylinders with burners) to be offered to poor homesteads in the quest to reduce use of kerosene. An earlier batch of 400,000 units were bought by National Oil Company of Kenya.

On electricity, consumers will be keen to know how well tariffs can be predictable, timely readings and billings as well as checking costs of variables such as Forex, Fuel charge. Other taxation such as the newly introduced escalation/de-escalation charges for compensating the oil marketers on pass-through costs will come into focus.

Still on electricity, major projects like Last Mile will be of interest to many consumers in as much as energy saving bulbs as well as quality of market cables will be discussed.

On renewable energy - solar and wind - among others, consumers will be keen to know level of investment and uptake into the national grid and implication on end-user pricing.

On thermal generation, the consumer will as always, be keen to know when the expensive thermal IPPs (independent power producers) like Aggreko will shut down considering increased use of geothermal energy.

Other cross-cutting issues like negotiation of PPA's (Power Purchase Agreements) will be important. 

Comparative review reports of Kenya's energy sector vis-a-vis those other countries - often done by World Bank - would come in hand to check for instance: electricity connections to staff ratio; Number of days for new connections; service charters among others.

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