Nakuru residents to benefit from Shs.387 million power substation project

September 10th 2015

Residents of Nakuru County are set to enjoy better quality of power supply following the commissioning of Bahati substation by Kenya Power. The Shs.387 million power project is aimed at improving the power supply network serving the Bahati areas’ commercial and social hubs.

The electricity distributor’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Ben Chumo stated that the newly commissioned Bahati substation will enhance quality of power supply to the residents of Wanyororo and Kabatini markets, Murunyu, Ndundori Township and surrounding areas.

Dr. Chumo said the substation project will provide additional transmission capacity, improve supply in the area, and reduce losses in the line through the reduction of the length of feeder lines.


He said the need to improve the quality and reliability of supply especially as they are crucial to steering economic growth and security.

“We are making steady and sure progress in an effort to accelerate electricity supply to over 70% of the national population by 2017 and universal connectivity by 2020. This new substation is one of the projects we are implementing so as to meet this goal.”

For more information, contact:
Kenya Power Corporate Communications Dept.
Tel. 3201622/30 or/47