Kenya Power to improve stability

Kenya Power has signed a €4.1 million deal with a consortium of a Chinese electrical firm and an engineering unit of Singapore’s government to improve power supply stability in Kenya. The joint venture is aimed to lay power lines of 33 Kilovolts in in five key towns.

The JV will be laying electricity lines across the country to transmit power from new high voltage sub-stations that the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (Ketraco) is planning to install in the five locations. The new power lines will shorten the distance between substations hence improve supply of power and shorten repair time when faults occur.

Last year, Kenya Power has spent large sums in construction of 19 sub-stations, 27 line upgrade projects as well as undertaken 38 system upgrade projects across the country to modernise the network and to stabilise electricity supply, to prevent power cuts.

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