KENYA: 36 substations to be built across the country

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In a bid to expand power distribution in the country, Kenya Power plans to construct 36 new substations across the country. The company also hopes to implement a master plan that will help guide power distribution within the country.

Already, the power distribution company has acquired US$143.4m from the African Development Bank in order to pursue the last mile connectivity agenda. Out of the 36 substations, 10 will be set up at the coast region. US$12.1m shillings have already been spent on the construction of 19 substations and upgrade programme.

The Kenyan government aims to add 5, 000MW of power into the grid by 2017 in order to boost the current 1664MW supply. The country has also invested in a number of renewable energy projects, including geothermal power and the recently launched 310MW Lake Turkana wind power farm in Northern Kenya.

Through this project, persistent power shortages in the country would be cut down.

Source: HERE

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