6 June 2014
Two electricity transmission towers on a high voltage line emanating from Kamburu hydropower station collapsed today after vandals stole support bracings at Brookside area in Ruiru, Nairobi.
4th June, 2014
Electricity supply infrastructure in Nyali, Kisauni, Kongowea, Bamburi, Mtopanga and surrounding areas in Mombasa North got a shot in the arm today when hundreds of Kenya Power workers descended on the network to upgrade power lines, transformers and substations to reduce the occurrence of blackouts and also improve quality of supply.
Electricity to all parts of the country has been restored following a system breakdown emanating from the Coast Region that caused a major power outage affecting many parts of Nairobi, Mount Kenya and Coast Regions.
Energy and Petroleum Cabinet Secretary, Mr Davies Chirchir has reasserted the government’s commitment to make Kenya an attractive and competitive investment destination in Africa.
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.