Kenya to connect 280,000 additional households to grid

The Kenya Power and Lightning Company (KPLC) has announced the implementation of the fourth phase of the Last Mile Connectivity Program (LMCP). It has indeed launched a call for tenders for the work on the low and medium voltage distribution network in order to connect new customers.

The LMCP aims to provide access to electricity to new households and businesses through the expansion of the national electricity grid. For this fourth phase, which will last three years, 280,475 households are affected across 32 counties across the country.

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.

 

Source: Agence Ecofin

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