Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO) is set to construct Homa Bay substation, part of the Sondu-Homa Bay-Awendo transmission line project. The project involves building of 106km 132kV single circuit line from Sondu through Homa Bay (Ndhiwa) to Awendo and two substations of 132/33kV at respective areas.

Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO) is set to construct Homa Bay substation, part of the Sondu-Homa Bay-Awendo transmission line project. The project involves building of 106km 132kV single circuit line from Sondu through Homa Bay (Ndhiwa) to Awendo and two substations of 132/33kV at respective areas.

The substation falls under a Transmission System Expansion project whose objective is to increase electricity access and address the challenge of low productivity.  It will link and improve voltage profiles in Kisumu, Homa Bay and Migori County power systems. This will result in the overall development of the South Nyanza region due to increased reliability of electricity supply to meet areas either with or no access to electricity.

The project contractor is CG Holdings Belgium N.V. It is jointly financed by the Kenyan government and KBC Bank of Belgium at a cost of KES2.3 billion. Construction is scheduled to conclude in April 2017. Apart from implementing projects that give access to areas that are off-grid, KETRACO is also implementing objectives that will evacuate power, strengthen the existing grid system and interconnect Kenya with neighboring countries.

The state owned corporation plans to have 5000km of high voltage transmission network in the next four years in a bid to strengthen the existing transmission system, penetrate into new generation and load distribution areas, and enhance Regional Inter-connections with Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. Some of the completed projects include: construction of transmission lines from Rabai-Malindi-Garsen-Lamu and Kiamburu-Meru-Isiolo and Chemosit-Kisii lines to the national grid.

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