Lamu – Kitui – Nairobi East Line is a 400kV overhead line with a length of 520km from Lamu, Lamu Archipelago, Kenya, to Nairobi East, Nairobi, Kenya.
The project, which is currently under construction, is expected to be commissioned in 2021.
Lamu – Kitui – Nairobi East Line is an overhead line that will be operated by Kenya Electricity Transmission. The line will carry alternating current (AC) through double circuit cable.
Approximately $220m was financed by the authorities to undertake the construction works of the project.
The development of the Lamu – Kitui – Nairobi East Line project has been approved by the The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority.
Lamu – Kitui – Nairobi East Line project development status
The construction works on the Lamu – Kitui – Nairobi East Line project commissioning is expected in 2021.
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.
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