Kenya Power to implement KES 13.2 billion project to improve electricity supply in Nairobi

State-owned electricity company Kenya Power is implementing a KES 13.2 billion project to modernise and reinforce electricity supply in Nairobi. The project involves the construction of the 400 MVA, 220/66 kV Nairobi Central Business District (CBD) gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substation. In addition, a 16.5 km, 220 kV underground cable linking Embakasi substation to the Nairobi CBD GIS substation and 31 km of 66 kV underground cables to link the  Likoni Road, Muthurwa, City Square, Cathedral, Nairobi West and Parklands substations will be constructed. The project, funded by a 20-year concessional loan from the China Export-Import Bank, will strengthen the quality of power supply to Nairobi city, while reducing the costs and challenges associated with overhead cables.

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