Boost for small factories as new power sub-station installed

KETRACO Board chair James Rege addresses journalists at the Wote sub-station. [Stephen Nzioka, Standard]

Kalamba fruit processing plant in Makueni County will now enjoy more reliable, quality power supply after the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) unveiled the newly energised 132/33kv Wote sub-station early this week.

Wote town will also be supplied with power on double lines-from Emali line which gets power from Rabai and Juja and another line coming from Kitui.

After launching the sub-station, Ketraco board chairperson James Rege (pictured) said energising the sub-station will stem frequent power outages. 

“In future these outages will history. Our scientists are working on wireless transmission of electricity and that is coming soon,” said Eng Rege.

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He said they are committed to supplying cheaper power to support the Government’s Big Four Agenda.

“We want to have high voltage lines. Currently, we are replacing the old 3 fv lines and diesel generators. This will support greatly the Government’s goal of boosting manufacturing,” he said.

He also said all the 203 farmers who gave a section of their land for construction of the Wote-Sultan Hamud high voltage transmission line will be compensated soon.

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