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September 8, 2021

Gilgil Substation, Kenya

By Carmen

Gilgil Substation is a 400kV substation located in Gilgil, Nakuru County, Kenya.

The Gilgil Substation project’s construction has begun in 2021. The works are expected to be commissioned in 2022.

Description

Gilgil Substation project, which is a new substation, will be operated by Kenya Electricity Transmission.

The designed voltage level of the substation is 400kV and the operating voltage level is 400kV.

The step-in voltage of the project is 400kV and the step-out voltage is 220kV. Upon completion, the substation will have a capacity of 700MVA.

Gilgil Substation project development status

The project is expected to be commissioned in 2022.

About Kenya Electricity Transmission

Kenya Electricity Transmission Co Ltd (KETRACO) is an electric utility company that develops electricity transmission infrastructure. The utility plans, designs, constructs, owns, operates and maintains high voltage electricity transmission grid and regional power interconnectors. Its services include the construction of transmission pylons, conductors and substations. KETRACO operates transmission lines of various capacities. It also develops a grid system to improve the quality and reliability of electricity supply, evacuates power from planned generation plants, reduces transmission losses, reduces the cost of electricity, and others.

Methodology

All publicly-announced T&D Line & Substation projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects is sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific utility players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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