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Development Partners

KETRACO will construct over 4,000 kms. of high voltage transmission infrastructure comprising of lines, switch gears and sub-stations across the country over the next 3-4 years. These transmission lines and associated sub-stations will be financed by the exchequer, development partners, internally-generated revenue, financial institutions and public-private partnerships (PPPs).

Financiers for the projects are as follows:

Major Projects

MOMBASA – NAIROBI LINE
Scope:  475Km, 220/400kV line and Sub-station bays at Rabai and Embakasi
FinancierAfrican Development Bank (AfDB), Agence Française de Développement (AFD), European Investment Bank (EIB) and Government of Kenya
Commencement: 2010 and Completion: 2012
Purpose: To increase power transfer capacity between the Coast and Nairobi

OLKARIA – LESSOS – KISUMU LINE
Scope: 300km, 220kV double circuit line
Financier: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Commencement: 2011 and Completion: 2016
Purpose: To evacuate supply from Olkaria Geothermal Power Plant and to strengthen link between Eastern and Western Grid

RABAI – MALINDI – GARSEN – LAMU  LINE
Scope: 320km, 220kV line, 3No. 23MVA sub stations
FinancierGovernment of China (Exim Bank)
Commencement:  2010 and Completion:  2012
Purpose: To connect Lamu Port to the National Grid and strengthen supply to North Coast

LOIYANGALANI – SUSWA LINE
Scope: 430km,400kV double circuit line and 400/220kV substations at Loiyangalani and Suswa
Financier: GOK, Spain
Commencement: 2010 and Completion: 2012
Purpose: To evacuate 300 MW from Lake Turkana Wind Plant

220KV RING AROUND NAIROBI METRAPOLIS
Scope: 180km, 220kV double circuit ring around Nairobi and 6no. 220/66kV substations.
Financier: European Investment Bank (EIB), Agence Française de Développement (AFD), GoK
Commencement: 2011 and Completion: 2015
Purpose: Increase transfer capacity and increase power reliability

Electricity Scale-up Projects

KILIMAMBOGO –THIKA - GITHAMBO
Scope:  17km, 132kV Double Circuit Transmission Line; 50km, 132kV Single Circuit Transmission Line.
Purpose: To boost supply of power to Thika and Githambo areas
FinancierKBC Bank, Belgium
Commencement: 30th April 2009 and Completion: December 2011

THIKA – KIGANJO (NYAGA)
Scope:  30km, 132kV Single Circuit Transmission Line , 132 kV substation works  at Thika, 23 MVA 132/33 substation at Mangu, 23MVA 132/33 substation at  Nyaga;
Purpose: To improve poor terminal voltages, low connectivity, high system   losses 
FinancierKBC Bank, Belgium
Commencement: December 2010 and Completion: December 2011

MUMIAS - RANGALA
Scope:  34km, 132kV Single Circuit Transmission Line, 2x 23 MVA Substations
Purpose: Reinforce power in Nyanza and Western province. Region experiencing population growth well above the national average. Region has an expanding agricultural potential.
Financier:  Government of Kenya
Commencement: 6th September 2010 and Completion:  Dec 2011

KENYA ELECTRICITY EXPANSION PROGRAM 
Scope:
• Kindaruma-Mwingi-Garissa :  250km, 132kV Single Circuit Transmission Line & 1 No. 23 MVA substation.
• Eldoret-  Kitale : 60km, 132kV Single Circuit Transmission Line & 1No. 23MVA substation in Kitale.
• Kisii - Awendo : 44km, 132kV Single Circuit Transmission Line & 1 No. 23 MVA substation.
Purpose: To improve terminal voltage, network coverage and reduce losses.
FinancierWorld Bank
Commencement: Est. October 2011 and Completion: Est. September 2013

POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
Scope: 132kV, Single Circuit Transmission Lines & Substations:
• Nanyuki – Nyahururu : 79km, 132/33kV 2x15MVA substation at Nyahururu
• Lessos – Kabarnet : 65km, 132/33kV & 2x7.5MVA substation at Kabarnet
• Olkaria – Narok : 68km, 132/33kV 23MVA substation at Narok
• Mwingi - Kitui - Sultan Hamud – Wote : 153km, 4no. 132/33kV, 5MVA  substations at Mwingi, Kitui, Wote, & Sultan Hamud
• Bomet – Sotik : 33km, 132kV bus switching station to a 23MVA transformer  at Bomet
• Ishiara – Kieni : 33km, 132/33kV, 23MVA substation at Kieni
Purpose:  To improve terminal voltage, network coverage and reduce losses
FinancierAfrican Development Bank (AfDB)
Commencement: Estimated January 2012 and Completion: December 2015

Regional Power Interconnectors

The following projects are planned for implementation in the spirit of regional power trade and will be funded by development partners as indicated:

LESSOS – TORORO 220 kV LINE
Scope: 127 km, 220kV double circuit line. 2X90MVA, 220/132kV transformers
Financier: African Development Bank (AfDB)
Commencement: Estimated April 2012 and Completion: March 2014
Purpose: The project will increase the power transfer capacity between Kenya and Uganda.

ZAMBIA-TANZANIA-KENYA (ZTK)
Scope:  100km, 400kV, Single Circuit Transmission Line & Substations.
Purpose: To inter-connect the East African Power Pool with the South African Power Pool
Financier: Norwegian Govt. has financed the Study
Commencement: Estimated  June 2012 and Completion:  December 2014 

EASTERN AFRICA INTERCONNECTOR (ETHIOPIA – KENYA LINE)
Scope:  686km, 500kV, HVDC bipole Transmission Line,  400kV sub-station.   (Phase 2 upgrade to 2000MW.)
Purpose: East Africa Power Interconnection.
FinancierAfrican Development Bank (AfDB), Agence Française de Développement (AFD), European Investment Bank (EIB), World Bank, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Commencement: Estimated  Sept 2011 and Completion:  March 2014
 

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