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Kenya Power operation aims to improve local power supply

04 April 2014, 08:40

Nairobi - Kenya Power has embarked on an operation through which it intends to improve the quality of power supply to its large power and domestic customers within the industrial area in Nairobi.

The operation, dubbed “Boresha Stima Viwandani,” will be carried out over a period of two months and will involve master repair works such as the rehabilitation of jumpers and the realignment of high tension lines.

Speaking during the official launch of the drive, Kenya Power’s Regional Manager, Nairobi South, Eng. Joshua Mwangi, said the operation would greatly complement the efforts that the power firm had put towards reducing power interruptions for its large power and essential service customers.

“The operation will involve the refurbishment of ten substations namely NSSF, Nairobi South, Nairobi West, Mombasa Road, New Airport, Syokimau, New Industrial, Athi River, Jogoo Road and Dara,” said Mwangi.

He added that Kenya Power would invest Sh2 billion in the next year for the construction of additional power lines dedicated to serving the large power customers who contribute approximately 60 percent of the power firm’s energy sales.

These undertakings are part of the projects that Kenya Power is implementing throughout the country as it expands and upgrades its electricity distribution infrastructure ahead of the expected additional generation capacity of 5 000 MW by 2017.  

This will increase the country’s effective generation capacity by about 300 percent from the current 1 652 MW to 6 652 MW.

– CAJ News

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