- The Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC)has announced through a tender notice, its intentions to resume expansion works on its Medium and Low voltage electricity distribution network under the Last Mile Connectivity Program (LMCP).
The Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) The Kenya Power and Lighting Company, under the Last Mile Connectivity Project, intends to carry out expansion works on its Medium and Low voltage electricity distribution network, involving construction of single and three phase High and Low voltage lines, installation of service cables and Energy meters in 32 counties across the Republic of Kenya.
The objective of the project is to accelerate connectivity and network expansion by adopting a new electricity supply model that will assist in overcoming existing bottlenecks in the connectivity pipeline. The model focuses on availing service connection to the customer before engaging him / her to pay for the services. It is envisaged that this will result in accelerated economic growth at the micro-economic level in line with the Government’s vision 2030.
The aim of the program is to connect 280,475 households in 32 counties to the national grid within a period of three years. This comes after the government of Kenya received funds in the tune of US$ 199m from three multilateral lenders.
The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the European Union (EU) contributed US$ 132m, of which 75% will be a concessional sovereign loan and the rest will be a grant; while the European Investment Bank (EIB) has also agreed to support the LMCP with up to US $66.3m.
Link to tender document here
Read more about the The Last Mile Connectivity Program here
Author: Bryan Groenendaal
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