Jan 25, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Power restored in Kenya after major outage: utility firm

Electricity has been restored to all parts of Kenya that had been out since Tuesday morning, Kenya Power said Tuesday evening.

In a statement that afternoon, the utility company said power had been restored to parts of Nairobi, West Kenya, North Rift, South Nyanza, Central Rift, and the company worked to reconnect other areas affected by the outage The power failure was restored.

Power failure

On Tuesday at 10:45 a.m., a major power failure affected parts of Kenya’s 220-kilometer high-voltage line Kiambere-Embakasi.

This happened just weeks after the utility company was forced to ration electricity following the collapse of the power line towers connecting Loiyangalani to the Suswa substation. which is the primary connection point for electricity from various sources across the country.

The 430 km long 400 kilovolt line carries electricity from the 310.25 MW Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) facility in Marsabit, which provides around 17 percent of Kenya’s total peak output.