KETRACO Signs EPC Contract for Mega Suswa Substation
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Nairobi, March 23, 2012 - The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Ltd. (KETRACO) has today signed a € 15,836,363 contract with Siemens Transmission & Distribution S.A.S. of France to build a substation at Suswa.
The proposed 220kV Suswa substation located approximately 80Km North West of Nairobi and along Mai Mahiu-Narok highway will be a critical hub that will serve as an entry and exchange point for geothermal, wind and hydro-generated power into the national grid.
Power evacuated to Suswa will reach Nairobi, Western Kenya, and can also be interconnected with Uganda through Olkaria – Lessos – Tororo line, Tanzania through Suswa-Isinya-Arusha line and Ethiopia through the Kenya-Ethiopia line.
The contract for 220kV Suswa Grid Substation will initially be operated at 220kV until the connection from Ethiopia-Kenya Line is achieved and will contribute significantly in reinforcement of the existing Kenya National Power Grid which will require a 400/220kV substation.
The project is jointly funded by Agence Française Développement (AFD) and the Kenya Government.