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Kenya Power sets aside Ksh.800M to address outages

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Kenya Power has launched a Ksh. 800million electricity network management program aimed at maintaining the electricity network countrywide for improved quality of power supply to its customers.

MD and CEO Bernard Ngugi said the company is carrying out a comprehensive audit of the country’s electricity network under the program to identify issues requiring corrective action and reinforcing the grid to enhance its robustness.

The program entails carrying out proactive maintenance focusing on major repair works on the network including undertaking transformer maintenance and carrying out reinforcement works to ensure continuous supply.

The Company’s immediate focus, according to Mr. Ngugi, is to clear the backlog of faulty transformer replacements that has been caused by disruption in supply chain owing to trade restrictions set up to prevent the spread of the corona virus pandemic.

Kenya Power CEO Benard Ngugi.

The Company will partner with the government-led Kazi Mtaani Youth Employment Program to carry out the maintenance of wayleaves pruning and cutting of trees and vegetation along the electricity network.

Mr. Ngugi said the Company will also intensify the use of Live–Line technology for planned maintenance programs for enhanced customer satisfaction.

The Live–Line technology enables Kenya Power technical teams to carry out the network maintenance without switching off power supply.

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