Monday, May 7, 2018

Kenya: Geothermal Power from Olkaria Has Another Transmission Line to Capital

Reprieve to Kenyans as geothermal power gets alternative route to Nairobi (KTS TV)

Geothermal power on Monday got an alternative route to Nairobi in a move to improve power supply redundancy.

Ministry of Energy Cabinet Secretary, Hon Charles Keter commissioned a 7km underground 220kV cable running from Athi River to Embakasi through Nairobi National Park.

Run by Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO), the cable will offer an alternative power route and additional capacity to Nairobi from Olkaria thus greatly improving the reliability and availability of power in the city.

The underground cable will act as a bridge through which two major projects (Mombasa-Nairobi and Suswa-Isinya) get access to Nairobi City and connect the biggest cities in the country with Olkaria geothermal fields.