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$3 million to enhance power supply

23 October 2007 – Kenya’s Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) will spend $3 million reinforcing supply in the lower Mount Kenya region, and parts of eastern province.

Don Priestman, KPLC’s general manager and chief executive officer, said the money will be used to install higher voltage conductors as distribution lines are inadequate or overloaded.

"Due to a rapidly growing demand for power in the region and an overstretched distribution that cannot cope, the quality of electricity supply has greatly been compromised resulting in the need for reinforcement," he said over the weekend.

Higher performance transformers will also be installed to improve the quality of supply and reduce blackouts.