Kenya Power announces 8-hour power outage in Kitengela, its environs on Sunday

Power supply to Kitengela and its surrounds will be disrupted for 8 hours on Sunday to allow for the commissioning of the 66/11kV EPZ substation, Kenya Power has announced.

The project is anticipated to improve the stability of power supply to EPZ industries, Athi River, Kitengela, and its environs.

According to Kenya Power, the repair work, which included the replacement of faulty switchgear restricted the substation’s capacity to serve consumers in the area, has been finalized.

“Following completion of repair works, the substation will be commissioned on Sunday, 25th September 2022. The commissioning exercise will involve a shutdown of electricity supply to Kitengela and its environs for 8 hours (from 9.00 a.m to 5.00 p.m) to allow for the reconnection of all the customers back to the EPZ substation,” Kenya Power said in a statement.

Following the breakdown of the EPZ substation, Kenya Power says it has been servicing customers in Kitengela and its environs from the Athi River and Syokimou substations to minimise revenue loss and interruption of livelihoods.

“Over the years, we have reinforced the capacity of our network by constructing new substations and distribution lines to facilitate the connection of new customers as well as to create a redundant network. This is important because it provides alternative supply to our customers when one substation falls thus minimizing supply interruptions,” said Kenya Power’s Acting Managing Director Geoffrey Muli.

“The commissioning of the EPZ substation is a major milestone in our efforts to stabilize the supply of electricity around Kitengela and its environs. it underscores our commitment to avail quality and reliable power supply to our customers in line with the critical role that we play to drive the country’s social and economic growth,” he added.

According to Kenya Power Plans are underway to build a dual 11 kV power line connecting the EPZ substation to the Lukenya substation to give an additional alternate source of power supply.

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