The Nation (Nairobi)

6 June 2011

Kenya: Power Company Invests Sh1.4 Billion to Power Up Supply Quality

Nairobi — The Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) is investing Sh1.4 billion in a project aimed at improving quality in Nairobi City and surrounding regions.

The initiative involves the installation of capacitors at Juja, Embakasi, Ruaka and Nairobi North sub-stations.

Company chief manager in charge of commercial services Rosemary Gitonga said that they had begun the search for a consultant to develop a power distribution master plan that will accelerate access to quality electricity in all the counties by the year 2030.

"This is good news for manufacturers and commercial enterprises who have had to endure sagging voltages at times thereby compromising quality of power especially during evening peak time," she said.

The master plan will explore the possibility of establishing 220/66kV substations at various locations in Nairobi while establishing 27 additional distribution substations across the country.

"These projects and plans are a strong indicator of the important role that Kenya power will continue playing in the socio-economic development of this country," she said.

Ms Gitonga spoke during a medical camp sponsored by the company at Thigio Boys Secondary School in Limuru.

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