Renewable energy substation Kenya
9 April 2012
Siemens - April 4, 2012
Nairobi’s power utility company, The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Ltd. (KETRACO) will be erecting a substation approximately 80kms north west of Nairobi and along the Mai Mahiu-Narok highway.
Funded by Agence Française Développement (AFD) and the Kenya Government, the EUR 15,836,363 contract to build the substation was recently awarded to Siemens.
The Suswa Grid Substation will be a critical hub that will serve as an entry and exchange point for geothermal, wind and hydro-generated power into the Kenyan 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.