Kenya Power has entered into a joint venture arrangement with China’s Sieyuan Electric and the Strategic Engineering Project Department of Singapore to develop power lines of 33 Kilovolts in five towns in Kenya.
The Sh 445 project is targeting Kitale, Mwingi, Konza, Awendo, and Kutus where Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (Ketraco) plans to install new sub-stations over the next 18 months.
Internal communication from Kenya power said the new power lines will shorten the distance between substations to improve power supply and shorten repair time in case of faults.
Kenya Power targets to grow number of people it has connected to the grid by 34 percent after adding a million more over the next two years.
Currently 2.9 million people access electricity in the country.