Kenya Power to build Juja sub-station
15 November 2013, 16:51
Nairobi - Kenya Power, the energy utility, outlined plans to build
a substation at Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Agriculture (JKUAT) to boost local supply.
The firm said the facility will cost KSh 247 million. The
company in partnership with the World Bank’s International Development Agency
will finance the project.
The substation is set to enhance quality and reliability
of power supply at the institution alongside the adjacent Juja town and its
“The substation will have a 23 MVA transformer served
with electricity generated at the recently completed Thika Power Plant through
dedicated high voltage line,” stated Kenya Power Acting Managing Director and
Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ben Chumo.
The project will entail the construction of six feed-out
lines serving power to the institution, business premises in the adjacent Juja
town and its environs.
Two feed-out lines will be reserved in anticipation for
future growth and demand. The project will be completed in the next ten months
with the Kenya Electricity Expansion Project undertaking the implementation of
JKUAT Vice Chancellor, Professor Mabel Imbuga lauded the
project noting that it would enable the institution to run smoothly.
“Provision of a stable supply will enable the institution
to conduct its mandate of training manpower and conducting research required to
support the country’s economic growth,” said Professor Imbuga.
– CAJ News