Kenya Power To Build Additional Power Lines

The power lines will eliminate power interruptions for large power consumers and essential service customers during planned shutdowns.

The move will also help manufacturers, industries and other major users of electricity continue with their business operations with minimum interruptions.

This will be done even as the company minimizes revenue losses arising from maintenance works.

The project will initially benefit the company’s top one hundred customers including two hundred essential service customers such as hospitals and security installations.

This will later be extended to other major power consumers.

The company’s Chief Manager for Distribution, Eng. Joseph Masibo during a customer engagement meeting explained that the new lines will be built at a cost of Ksh. 2 billion.

The Company has begun the expansion process in anticipation of the expected 5,000MW generation capacity to be procured in the next three years.

Kenya Power has over 2.4 million customers out of which 5,000 are categorized as large power customers.

Over 50% of the large power customers are based in Nairobi with Industrial Area and the Central Business District having the highest concentration.

By Beth Nyaga