Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Kenya: New Substation Enables Geothermal Energy to Power More in Nairobi

President Kenyatta commissions Sh13b substation to boost power supply in Nairobi (Capital FM Kenya)

President Uhuru Kenyatta today commissioned an ultra-modern 220 Kv gas insulated substation to improve the power supply in Nairobi.

The substation, the first of its kind in East and Central Africa, will handle the power coming from the Olkaria Geothermal Power Station and will create an alternative power chain for the city.

The proportion of geothermal capacity increased to 28.43% from 14.8% in 2013, significantly reducing dependence on generation from expensive diesel power plants.

The total number of customers connected stands at 6.7 million translating to a national electricity access of 74% against 27pc in 2013.