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JKUAT Power Station to Spur Economic Activity


Construction of a 23 MVA Power substation that is expected to stabilize supply of electricity in Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and its environs commenced Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the University grounds.

The station, to serve residents along the Thika Superhighway will meet the high demand for power occasioned by increased economic activities in Thika and Juja areas.

Speaking during the ground breaking ceremony, the Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Ben Chumo commended the University for providing the land towards the project.

“The dedicated line to the University will ensure stable provision of quality electricity to help JKUAT execute its mandate of teaching and research while the six feed outs from the station  will boost access of the same by the neighbouring,” noted Dr. Chumo.

Dr. Chumo added the initiative to install a number of substations across the country was in line with the government’s strategy to expand power production capacity in order to reduce energy costs. The strategy also aims to foster industrialization besides making Kenya an investment destination.

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“We are ready to take in JKUAT students and staff for industrial attachment to strengthen their capacity while tapping from their knowledge and experiences,” urged Dr. Chumo.

JKUAT Council Chair, Dr. Ekuru Aukot thanked the management of KPLC for the substation, adding it will enhance the University’s energy capacity as it repositions to initiate a number of manufacturing and service industries.

“The Nissin Foods Company and Nairobi Industrial and Technology Park require stable supply of electricity which will now be provided by the dedicated line from this station,” said the Council Chair.

Dr. Aukot further reiterated commitment of his Council towards formulating viable partnerships with public and private institutions as a step towards strengthening academia and industry collaborations.

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Mabel Imbuga noted the station will enhance staff productivity while eliminating costs associated with running standby generators including fuel, repairs and maintenance.

“The substation will also be used for practical training of our electrical engineering students besides enhancing staff productivity by reducing lose of man-hours,” averred Prof. Imbuga.

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