26th May, 2014
A generation system breakdown emanating from the Coast Region has caused a major power blackout affecting many parts of Nairobi, Mount Kenya and Coast Regions.
Kenya Power today carried out a major operation within Industrial Area in Nairobi to improve the quality and reliability of power supply to customers in the area.
Kenya Power has adopted a radical approach to enhancement of quality and reliability of power supply to the economy by opting to implement out-of-the-box solutions.
Kenya Power has embarked on an operation through which it intends to improve the quality of power supply to its large power and domestic customers within the Industrial Area, Nairobi. The operation dubbed Boresha Stima Viwandani will be carried out over a period of 2 months and will involve master repair works such as the rehabilitation of jumpers and the realignment of high tension lines.
The quality of power supply to the industries and residents of Thika town is set to greatly improve following the completion of a 66/11 kv substation with two 45 MVA transformers at Makongeni. The ultra-modern facility, constructed by Kenya Power at a total cost of Shs.642 million, has adequate capacity to accommodate additional power demand by existing industries who would like to expand their operations, as well as new industrial and commercial enterprises.
The electricity distribution network will be strengthened to support heavy industrial and commercial use, with the injection of over USD 600 million in the next three years, Kenya Power Managing Director and CEO, Dr Ben Chumo said today.
A heavy rain and wind storm that occurred at Ahero yesterday evening, pulled down four steel power pylons interrupting power supply to Kisumu City and environs.