Kenya to connect 280,000 additional households to national grid
London, Sep 11, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Kenya Power and Lightning Company (KPLC) is to connect additional 280,475 households and businesses to the national grid of the east African country
The operation lasting three years will cut across 32 counties across the country.
The project is the main trust of the fourth phase of the Last Mile Connectivity Program (LMCP). Already KPLC has called for tenders for the work on the low and medium voltage distribution network in order to connect new customers.
This operation will be possible thanks to the government’s mobilization of nearly $ 199 million from its partners. $ 132 million, of which 75% in the form of a loan was obtained for this purpose from the French Development Agency (AFD).
The European Investment Bank also provided financial support of $ 66.3 million.
“KPLC, the contracting authority, hereby invites the consultants to express their interest. Expressions of interest must be submitted no later than 1 st October, ” said the company.
The goal of the LMCP is to achieve universal access to electricity by 2020. Kenya had an electrification rate of 75% in December 2018.