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Ketraco Selected GOLD Winner of SAP Quality Awards 2016 Africa
Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Ltd. has been selected as the Gold Winner of the SAP Quality Awards in the Fast Delivery category for Africa!...

Read more | Posted: 25 Jan, 2017

INTER-CONNECTOR TO ENABLE POWER TRADE
A contract was signed today for the implementation of the Kenya – Tanzania inter-connector, which will link the Kenya electricity grid to the Southern African Power Pool providing opportunities for power trade between East and Southern African Power Pool countries....

Read more | Posted: 18 Oct, 2016

BOMET COUNTY TO BE SUPPLIED WITH HIGH VOLTAGE POWER
The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) energized its Sotik – Bomet line yesterday. This line will increase electricity access in Bomet County and its surrounding areas, providing high voltage power that will create an attractive environment for agro-based and general industries....

Read more | Posted: 27 Jul, 2016

Suswa Electricity Hub Gets Go Ahead To Serve The Nation
KETRACO’s Suswa substation was energised on 5th June 2015 following successful pre- commissioning tests. This will greatly enhance the National Grid stability and minimise national power blackouts, ensuring improved power supply. ...

Read more | Posted: 10 Jun, 2016

ISIOLO COUNTY BOOSTS THE NATIONAL GRID
The national electricity grid will receive a meaningful boost through the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited’s (KETRACO) construction of its 132kV Meru – Isiolo project; a solution geared towards meeting the country’s power demand. This project, part of the Company’s energized Nanyuki – Isiolo – Meru electrification project, involves the construction of a 26km 132kV single circuit line from Meru substation to the new Isiolo substation with a 23MVA transformer....

Read more | Posted: 30 May, 2016

Garissa finally joins the National Grid!
North Eastern Kenya has finally been connected to the Country’s power grid after the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) energized its Garissa substation yesterday afternoon. This energization of the Garissa 132/11kV and 132/33kV transformers and bay equipment comes after years of the county relying on diesel generators...

Read more | Posted: 13 May, 2016

KETRACO appoints Managing Director & CEO
The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited Board of Directors has appointed, with the approval of Cabinet Secretary- Energy & Petroleum, FCPA Fernandes Barasa as Managing Director & CEO after a competitive recruitment process. The recruitment process was initiated after the first MD retired after serving two terms....

Read more | Posted: 18 Apr, 2016

Power Supply Improved In Kisumu, Homabay and Migori Counties
The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) plans to commence construction of Homa Bay substation, part of the Sondu – Homa Bay – Awendo transmission infrastructure project. This project will not only provide additional power transmission capacity on the national grid to meet the increasing demand of electricity in Homa Bay, Migoro and Kisumu counties, but also improve the quality and reliability of electricity as well as supply and provide electricity to areas in South Nyanza that are currently not supplied from the national grid. ...

Read more | Posted: 05 Apr, 2016

Local Engineers To Be Trained On Electricity Transmission Infrastructure
The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) today partnered with Italian Terna group and Centro Elettrotecnico Sperimentale Italiano (CESI) in an initiative that will see the transmission Company’s staff members’ expertise in transmission infrastructure operations and maintenance sharpened...

Read more | Posted: 22 Mar, 2016

Transmission Project to Evacuate 105 MW From Menengai Almost Ready
The Menengai-Soilo, KETRACO’s first project towards the evacuation of steam power from the Menengai crater, is just months away from completion. This 12.6km line will evacuate 105MW of geothermal electricity from the Menengai wells developed by the Geothermal Development Company (GDC) and inject it to National Grid at Soilo substation....

Read more | Posted: 01 Mar, 2016

KETRACO Projects on course despite challenges with wayleaves
The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO), which is a government agency mandated to build, operate and maintain the national grid and regional interconnections; is on course to complete 5000 kms of high voltage transmission lines by 2018 despite facing challenges of wayleave acquisition across the country...

Read more | Posted: 05 Feb, 2016

NAIROBI POWER OUTAGES TO END
Nairobi County expects to experience reduced power outages in the near future with over 2000MW to be delivered via the national transmission grid. This will be accomplished through a 400/220kV Substation at Mariakani, whose construction contract was awarded to CAMCE China by the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) on the 26th of January 2015...

Read more | Posted: 27 Jan, 2016

SAFARICOM TO USE KETRACO INFRASTRUCTURE TO IMPROVE SERVICES
Safaricom (NSE: SCOM) has partnered with the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO) in an initiative that will see the telecommunications provider improving its network in the Coastal region....

Read more | Posted: 14 Sep, 2015

TRANSITION AT KETRACO
KETRACO today announced the exit of Eng. Joel Kiilu as the Managing Director effective end of this month after serving the company for two terms of three years each. The Board of Directors has named FCPA Fernandes Barasa, the Company’s Chief Manager, Financial Services to act as the Board conducts recruitment for the next MD....

Read more | Posted: 12 Aug, 2015

KETRACO ASCENDS A NOTCH HIGHER TO THE PINNACLE OF REGIONAL POWER TRADE IN AFRICA.
KETRACO signs contracts for the development of the Ethiopia-Kenya Transmission line; a project that will pioneer the idea of regional power market and enhance the East African Power Pool (EAPP)...

Read more | Posted: 30 Jun, 2015

KETRACO Builds High-Voltage Line to Facilitate East Africa Power Trade
The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Ltd (KETRACO) today signed two contracts for the implementation of Olkaria-Lessos-Kisumu electricity transmission project during a contract signing ceremony held at the Company’s Head office, Capitol Hill Square Upper Hill, Nairobi. The line, which is rated at 400kV, will evacuate geothermal energy from Olkaria to the Western region of Kenya, greatly improving the power supply....

Read more | Posted: 23 Mar, 2015

Investor Power Plan Web Portal
Power demand forecasting programme launched. A data gathering web portal has been launched that will help forecast the country’s electricity demand, enable timely power connections for prospective investors and enhance service delivery to large power consumers....

Read more | Posted: 03 Oct, 2014

Draft National Energy Policy and Draft Energy Bill 2014
The need to re-look at the energy sector framework with a view to aligning it with the new constitutional dispensation has resulted in the development of a draft National Energy Policy and a draft Energy Bill 2014....

Read more | Posted: 04 Mar, 2014

New Chairman for KETRACO
Dr. Kenneth Sigilai has joined the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) as Chairman of the Board of Directors replacing Mr. Justus Kageenu....

Read more | Posted: 27 Jan, 2014

KETRACO Participates in Energy Day
In order to provide affordable electricity to meet the rising national demand created by activities which are expected to sharply transform our economy, the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum is planning to implement a roadmap to raise the electricity generation capacity by 5,000MW...

Read more | Posted: 10 Sep, 2013

KETRACO to Add 2531km to the National Electricity Transmission Grid
KETRACO has signed two (2) multi-million shilling contracts for Feasibility Studies for proposed transmission lines and substations around the country. ...

Read more | Posted: 26 Jul, 2013

KETRACO Supports Golf Tournament
It is said that all work and no play makes one dull! On Friday 28th of June 2013, work and play intertwined as a number of KETRACO staff represented the company at the Muthaiga Golf Club greens in a charity golf tournament organized by St. Andrew’s PCEA Church...

Read more | Posted: 29 Jun, 2013

KETRACO Supports Coconut Development Authority
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, KETRACO made a donation of Kshs. 180,000/= to Kenya Coconut Development Authority (KCDA) for purchase of 9000 seedlings to be distributed to farmers in the coastal region. ...

Read more | Posted: 29 Apr, 2013

KETRACO SPONSORS LIONS SIGHTFIRST HOSPITAL
With the seeing is believing spirit, KETRACO sponsored Lions Sightfirst Eye Hospital outreach team to hold a Medical camp at Muthingiini Primary and Secondary Schools in Kibwezi at a cost of Ksh. 100,000.The camp aims at restoring sight to needy children in low income public schools. ...

Read more | Posted: 29 Apr, 2013

 Iberdrola to Construct 220/66 kV substations around greater Nairobi Metropolitan Area.
KETRACO has signed a multi-billion power transmission contract with Iberdrola Ingenieria y Construccion S.A.U for the construction of the 220/66 kV substations associated to the Nairobi ring transmission project....

Read more | Posted: 02 Nov, 2012

World Bank Approves New Power Transmission Line Project between Ethiopia and Kenya
Washington, July 12, 2012 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved the Eastern Electricity Highway Project, which will connect Ethiopia’s electrical grid with Kenya’s....

Read more | Posted: 13 Jul, 2012

Application For Electricity Transmission Licence
Notice is hereby given that the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO),...
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Read more | Posted: 19 Jun, 2012

National Energy Policy
The National Technical Committee (NTC) of the Task Force on the Implementation of the Constitution has been reviewing the Energy Act to align it with the new constitution ......

Read more | Posted: 14 May, 2012

KETRACO Signs EPC Contract for Mega Suswa Substation
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 an electricity transmission substation at Suswa....

Read more | Posted: 24 Mar, 2012

East African Power Pool Staff Visit KETRACO
A delegation comprising staff drawn from the East African Power Pool Secretariat were recently hosted by KETRACO during a visit to Kenya. ...

Read more | Posted: 31 Oct, 2011

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