Divisions

Institute of Energy Studies & Research (IES&R) - January 2017 Intake - 03.11.2016

The Institute of Energy Studies and Research (Formerly Kenya Power Training School), Ruaraka – Thika Road,
is Regional Center of Excellence for Capacity Building. The institute invites applications for the following
courses beginning 10th January 2017.

Click here/below to download the full PDF advert.

Application Procedures & Admission Conditions
1. Download and fill in this PDF application form.
2. Pay a non-refundable application fee of KShs.1,000 at Equity Bank-Westland’s Branch: Account
No.0550297446068, Account Name: KENYA POWER TRAINING SCHOOL.
3. Send the application form together with bank slip, photocopies of your national identity card and academic
certificates to

The Deputy Director,
Institute of Energy Studies & Research
P. O. Box 10355 - 00100
NAIROBI

for next intake by latest 2nd December 2016.

Apply now.
4. Interested candidates are free to visit the Institute-Ruaraka off Thika Road (Next to Utalii College) during
working hours to enquire more about the courses.
5. Ensure you make your own arrangements for accommodation.
6. The institute will endeavor to provide industrial attachments. Where the institute is unable to provide for
attachment, the students will be expected to look for their own.
7. Other charges such as examination fees, Insurance, Medical, Library, Co-Curricular etc. are not part of the
tuition fees

IESR - PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMMES JULY 2016 INTAKE

The Institute of Energy Studies and Research (IESR) situated in Ruaraka off Thika Road is a Regional Center of Excellence for capacity building in power generation, transmission and interconnectivity

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Infrastructure Development

One integral part of infrastructure development is the transmission infrastructure development, with the other being distribution infrastructure development. The former aims to provide an additional 3,178MVA of transmission substation capacity and 3,325kms of new transmission power. The latter is concerned with improving the quality of supply, reduction of technical losses and expanding the network.

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Company Secretary, Legal & Corporate Affairs

The Company Secretary, Legal & Corporate Affairs Division is the Company’s corporate governance champion and takes the lead in ensuring that the Company;

Headed by Company Secretary Beatrice Meso, the divison;

  • conducts its business with all integrity and fairness,

  • is transparent with regard to all transactions,

  • makes all the necessary disclosures and decisions,

  • complies with all the laws of the land,

  • is accountable and responsible towards the stakeholders and commitment to conducting business in an ethical manner.

The Division plays a vital role in the Company’s drive to increase the Country’s power supply by 5000 MW by;

  • Participating in contract negotiations including those relating to power purchase agreements, procurement and financing for company projects.

  • Providing insurance for the extensive investments.

The Division:-

  • Provides services to the entire Company locally as well as abroad.

  • Is primarily responsible for and co-ordinates all of KPLC’s legal services.

  • Is divided into four parts i.e. Litigation, Commercial, Shares and Records & corporate heritage.

  • Ensures 100% legal representation of the Company in court, arbitration, before the ERC and Energy Tribunal;

  • Offers legal advice and opinions;

  • Participates in negotiations, drawing and vetting contracts, PPAs and other conveyance documents;

  • Validates and ensures safe custody of securities.

  • Organizes and coordinates all KPLC management functions. This is done through:

    • coordinating meetings and the management calendar.

    • Attending and taking minutes during the meetings.

    • Creating the meeting timetable.

These divisional roles help to ensure adequate electricity and to ensure business continuity.

Updated September 16, 2016

Human Resource & Administration

Introduction

The Human Resource & Administration division is charged with the responsibility of ensuring the right mix of human capital to facilitate the Company's vision.

Headed by General Manager, Abubakar Swaleh, the division focuses on development and implementation of the new organization structure that aligns business processes to the corporate strategy, enhancing leadership capacity & technical competencies to improve business performance among many other directives.

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Finance

Kenya Power has extensive financial relationships internally and externally, it is the job of the financial division to manage these relationships. Here the finance division is able to oversee the company’s investments, the modest regulated returns, and the long investment recovery period. In addition the Company in partnership with the World Bank has agreed to undertake a comprehensive evaluation of the Company’s operations and finances.

Information and Communication Technology

Updated September 26, 2016

The Information Technology and Communication division serves other company’s departments through a series of services that includes integrated computer systems, coordinating and providing end-user training, managing information technology related contracts, and technology assistance and support.

Headed by General Manager Eng. Samuel Ndirangu, the ICT division creates the technological environment that enables employees and customers to quickly access vital information using the most efficient and cost effective system hardware and software.  It also takes a leadership role as an active partner to other divisions in making ICT drive the functions of the company.

The ICT division continues to undertake various projects and initiatives so as to improve on service deliveries in areas not limited to;

  • Project Systems
  • Funds Management

  • Financial Supply Chain Management

  • New General Ledger

  • Upgrade of SAP logistics System

  • Upgrade of SAP Human Resource System

  • Mobile Solutions

  • Security

  • Business Intelligence system & Enterprise Data Ware House

The division strives to put technology to its highest and best use throughout the organization, so as to improve service delivery to customers and support company services.

Further ICT division provides guidance on technical matters to departments, vetting ICT projects and taking department on achieving ICT Road Map.

Some of the recent developments that the ICT Division has undertaken include;

  • Upgrades to the core Pre-paid System
  • Disaster Recovery Centre
  • Stima Plaza Data Centre
  • Power Systems
  • DCS-FDB Interface
  • ICS
  • ICS-FDB Interface
  • Production 
  • SAP upgrades
  • Business Intelligence using the latest State of the Art Technology (View YouTube  Video)

About the Supply Chain Division

The Supply Chain Division broadly speaking is required to optimize the critical operations and implement the best possible operating models and supply chain strategy. This includes but is not limited to inventory optimization to improve the procurement process of materials and goods in addition to works and services. Using a clear roadmap the Supply Chain will assist the company to become a significant player by meeting customer demands, improve efficiencies and margins.

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Customer Service

The Customer Service division is mandated to undertake customer related aspects of the business. Specifically, this includes but is not limited to analysis of electricity unit sales growth in the plan period, sales from new and existing customers, innovations and service reforms to enhance sales growth and customer satisfaction.

Headed by General Manager, Joshua Mutua, the Division is responsible for the sale of electricity to over 4,7 million customers countrywide and is currently targeting to connect close to to 2 million more by the end of the current financial year 2016/17 (Click here for current connectivity performance).  Specific functions are detailed below.

Sales Growth

This function is tasked with facilitating New Connections. The function has a target of connecting 1.2 million customers every year in order to achieve 70% access rate by 2017.

There are two types of new connections:

b)  Ordinary customers who are domestic and small commercial customers who need supply of below 25 Kva

b) Premium Customers who are large commercial customers requiring supply of above 25 Kva.

Demand Creation

  • The main function of Demand Creation is to take care of the Kenya Power brand  by ensuring its visibility.
  • The function informs the public about Kenya Power’s Products and services through all means including:
  • Taking part in events like Shows, exhibitions, customer forums, sponsorship of strategic events etc.
  • Products and Service advertising: TV, Radio, Print, road shows etc
  • Producing all the branded materials e.g T-Shirts, Banners,
  • Branding of Kenya Power branches

Market Research

  • The function carries out Customer Satisfaction Surveys to identify the customer needs and recommends actions to improve satisfaction.
  • Following up on the implementation of recommendation of satisfaction improvements.
  • The function is tasked with keeping up with the changing needs of the customers and the changing business environment.

Regional Marketing Activities

  • Acquiring new ordinary and premium customers
  • Engaging local stakeholders and local residents.
  • Holding informational barazas in the local areas.

Key products and Services

Currently the department is focused on:

  • Last Mile Connectivity Program:
    • Phase 1- Connecting households within 600 meters of existing transformers with customer paying Ksh. 15,000 for connections.
    • Phase 2- Extending the connection beyond 600 meters
    • Street Lighting in the towns and trading centers
  • GPOBA connections- this is a World Bank financed project that seeks to connect slums and other high density residential homes to electricity at a very subsidized rate of Ksh. 1, 160.
  • Stima Loan provides new connection loans to customers payable in 24 months.
Updated September 16, 2016