Tag: Kenya

Kenya Power commissions $128M substation in Nairobi

Kenya Power has commissioned a $128M gas-insulated substation (GIS) in Nairobi, a modernized indoor 220 kV substation that will replace the 50-year-old facility at Juja Road, boosting power transformer capacity by more than 50 percent.

Kenya building new substations to prevent countrywide outages

Kenya, Nairobi: After many parts of the country suffered a six-hour blackout at the start of the year due to a technical fault in the central fields of Dandora-Nairobi North, Kenya’s Energy Cabinet Secretary, Charles Keter, revealed the steps to be taken to help prevent such widespread outages in the future.

Kenya receives $195M financing for Last Mile power project

Kenya, Nairobi: Kenya’s National Treasury has signed a 180 million euro ($195 million) financial package with various agencies for the completion of the third phase of the Last Mile Connectivity project, which seeks to increase access to electricity across the country.

$2.17B investment plan to see hundreds of new substations built

Kenya, Nairobi: Kenya Power has revealed its five-year investment programme worth $2.17 billion, which will include capital projects aimed at adequately suppling power to 10.8 million customers by 2021, more than double the 4.8 million clients who are currently connected to the national grid.

Kenya Power imposes new rules to tackle transformer vandalism

Kenya, Nairobi: Kenya Power transformer suppliers will have to shift to converters that contain aluminium windings, as opposed to copper ones currently in use, as the utility firm tries to curb transformer vandalism and improve the quality of power supply.

Kenya Power opens window for local transformer suppliers

Firm steps up campaign to buy 80 per cent of items from Kenyan manufacturers Kenya, Nairobi: Kenyans have been urged to consider joint ventures with foreign firms with know-how in transformer manufacturing technologies to tap Kenya Power’s $533.5 million annual procurement budget.

Toshiba invests in Kenya’s distribution network

Kenya, Nairobi: Kenya Power and Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems (India) Private Limited (TTDI), a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a distribution pilot project.

Kenya Power invites bids for 1,000 distribution transformers

Kenya, Nairobi: The Kenya Power and Lighting Company is inviting bids for 1,000 distribution transformers for the Kenya Electricity Modernization Project (KEMP), for which the government received a loan from the International Development Association (IDA).

Kenya Power to install 20 new transformers in two months

Kenya: Kenya's state-owned power utility, Kenya Power, will install 20 new transformers in the North Coast by the end of June in an effort to stabilise electricity supply in the area and address frequent outages.

Ketraco building $26.5M substation in Nairobi

Kenya, Nairobi: The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) has awarded a contract to CAMCE China for the construction of a new substation in Nairobi County which will be able to withstand more than 2000 MW of power produced.