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Ministry says power cuts in Kenya to end in September

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    bagamoyo JF-Expert Member

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    By JOHN NGIRACHU jngirachu@ke.nationmedia.com
    Posted Wednesday, August 17 2011 at 12:17

    The ongoing power rationing is likely to be discontinued in September, the Energy Ministry has told Parliament.

    Assistant minister Maalim Muhamud said the move would be made possible by the installation of additional power generators at Muhoroni and Embakasi and prudent management of water at the hydropower dams.

    Mr Muhamud said 40 Megawatts (MW) of emergency power capacity would be installed at Muhoroni by September while a further 50 MW will be installed at Embakasi, bringing the total there to 110 MW.

    “With installation of this capacity and prudent management of water in our hydropower dams, power rationing is expected to be discontinued by September 2011,” said Mr Muhamud.

    The assistant minister said the government is in negotiations with the African Development Bank for a Sh8 billion loan, which will be largely used to finance the drilling of geothermal production wells.

    He said the current situation has been caused by outages affecting key generation units, among them the installation of a 60MW gas turbine whose installation in Nairobi has been delayed by more than nine months.

    One of the two 30 MW turbines is to be commissioned this week while the second is to be in place by the end of this month, said Mr Muhamud in a statement to Parliament.

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    Wao nao ni matatizo kama kwetu, imekuwaje sasa mitambo ya Mombasa (Aggreko) wameleta Dar?
    Au TANESCO na mambo yao ya capacity charge yamewavutia.