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.

The works conducted by ABB included substation design, supply, installation and commissioning, including the development of power transformers and switchgear, reports The Star.

Speaking to The Star, Kenya Power managing director Ken Tarus said that the GIS system is part of a network modernisation plan which also involves network reinforcement measures through upgrading faulty or overloaded transformers and adding new ones, reports The Star.

The project is funded by a twenty-year concessional loan from China Exim Bank.

Source: The Star