Kenya Power currently sources 70% of its materials locally, having spent more than $155 million on locally-manufactured materials during the financial year to 30th June 2017, reports ESI-Africa.
“There are more opportunities for Kenya Power to work with local manufacturers as the company continues to focus on its medium-term strategy of infrastructure development, effective network management, customer focus, and loss reduction for efficiency,” said Eng. Mwichigi, the company’s General Manager for Customer Service.
The company is currently implementing the Last Mile Connectivity Project, which will, at its completion, maximise 10,640 transformers and will require 1,000 new transformers, as well as other infrastructure materials and equipment.
According to the utility, additional materials will also be required for key infrastructure improvement projects such as the Kenya Electricity Modernisation Project (KEMP), which is currently undertaking the construction of 36 substations and associated lines.