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Kenya - Electricity Expansion Project (English)

The objectives of the Electricity Expansion Project for Kenya are to: (a) increase the capacity, efficiency, and quality of electricity supply; and (b) expand access to electricity in urban, peri-urban, and rural areas. There are four components to the project, the first component being geothermal generation. This component will finance the construction of 280 MW of geothermal generation capacity, consisting of: (i) an expansion of the capacity of the existing first Olkaria power station by 140 MW; (ii) a new power station, fourth Olkaria, with a capacity of 140 MW; and (c) connection of steam wells to the two power stations with associated facilities for transmitting the power to the national grid. The component will also finance consulting services for design and supervision, and the installation of construction infrastructure and facilities required to operate the plants. The second component is the transmission. This component will construct 132 kV transmission lines as well as substations that step down the voltage from these lines to the distribution system. The third component is the distribution. This component will have four subcomponents that will support the expansion and upgrading of the distribution network along with the connection of an additional 300,000 customers over the period of 2011-2016. Finally, the fourth component is the sector institutional development and operational support.

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Kenya - Electricity Expansion Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/155911468273019836/Kenya-Electricity-Expansion-Project