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Transmission lines being finalized for Menengai geothermal project

Transmission infrastructure at Menengai, Kenya (source: Agence ecofin)
Alexander Richter 9 Mar 2016

Transmission line and infrastructure to connect geothermal project in Menengai is currently being completed by Kenya Power Transmission Company in Kenya.

The transmission line which is to connect the Menengai geothermal station to the national power grid will be completed in the next two months, Kenya Power Transmission Company in charge of construction announced. The 12.6km line will convey 105MW of energy from the plant to the grid.

The project includes, among others, the construction of 132kV sub-station in Menengai and the extension of the Soilo sub-station. ¨Power generated will be relayed to these two units.

The firm said it has finished construction of the power line, and completed 80% of works related to both sub-stations. Works have been estimated at $7.9 million.

Source: Agence ecofin