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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 environs.

“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 the same.

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





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