Kenya Power Invests Kes.1.26b In Four Substations In Kilifi To Enhance Supply Quality

12th March 2021…. Kenya Power has today launched a 33/11kV substation in Mtondia, Kilifi County to improve the quality of power supply in the area and cater for a growing customer base.

The new substation, which cost KES. 249 million, comprises four distribution lines (feeders) that will enhance the stability of power supply within Kilifi County. Additionally, it will boost the capacity of the existing Kilifi substation and offer alternative supply to customers in this area to minimise outages.

It is one of four substations the Company is constructing within Kilifi County at a total cost of KSh.1.26 billion under the Kenya Electricity Modernisation Project (KEMP). The others are: Sabaki 33/11kV, Kaloleni 33/11kV and Kokotoni 33/11kV.

“These new investments will improve the quality of power being supplied to the residents of Kilifi County and its environs given its exponential growth in the last 8 years. Between 2013 and now, Kilifi County has registered a 260% growth in customer numbers, from 51,821 households to the current 186,403 households. This has seen access improve from 21% to 71%. This growth is being driven by the Last Mile Connectivity Project which the Company is undertaking in partnership with the Government,” said Kenya Power’s Managing Director & CEO, Bernard Ngugi.

In the last five years, Kenya Power has invested over KShs.3.7 billion in network expansion projects in the Coast region including the construction of 13 substations, power lines, and the upgrading of existing substations in Kilifi, Mombasa, Kwale, Lamu and Taita Taveta counties.

In other parts of the country, the Company has recently constructed the Juja 132/66kV, City Centre 220/66kV and Thika Road 220/66kV substations to serve its customers within Nairobi and its environs, as well as the Kisii East 33/11kV substation.

“The Company is focused on ensuring that all Kenyans have access to electricity which is a key driver of economic growth. We are carrying out accelerated connectivity projects across the country while at the same time undertaking initiatives that will ensure that the expansion of our customer base does not strain the existing network and compromise the quality of power we sell to our customers,”

Kenya Power is the country’s sole electricity off-taker and currently has a customer base of over 8 million customers.

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About Kenya Power

The Kenya Power and Lighting Company PLC (Kenya Power) owns and operates most of the electricity transmission and distribution system in the country.

The company’s customer base stood at over 8 million as at the end of June 2020.

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