Friday, June 8, 2012

Kenya’s new transmission line initiative

Kenya is embarking on a project to construct a 100-kilometre high voltage transmission line from Suswa in Naivasha to Isinya in Kajiado County. The 220kV line, which is referred to as the Metropolitan Ring will transmit electricity from the new geothermal sites and wind power projects in the country.
The project is funded by the French Development Agency (AfD), European Investment Bank (EIB), Kenya Power and Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) at a tune of $184.3 million. The new initiative is expected to ease the ever-persistent blackouts being experienced in the country.
The Energy Permanent Secretary Patrick Nyoike said that the project included an addition of six substations to be built in the country. 

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