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Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) was incorporated on 2nd December 2008 and registered under the Companies Act, Cap 486 pursuant to Sessional paper No. 4 of 2004 on Energy.

KETRACO is 100% Government owned and being a state corporation, it is regulated under the State Corporations Act, Cap 446.

Vision

“To be a world-class electricity transmission company and the leading interconnector in Africa.”

Mission

“To provide reliable, efficient and effective electricity transmission and promote power trade for sustainable socio-economic development.”

Vision 2030 states that:

“….. Energy is one of the infrastructural enablers of the three “pillars” of Vision 2030……. “

The challenges facing the power sub-sector include:

  1. A weak power transmission and distribution infrastructure,
  2. High cost of power,
  3. Low per capita power consumption and low countrywide electricity access.

KETRACO will construct over 10,000 km. of high voltage transmission infrastructure comprising of lines, switch gears and sub-stations across the country over the next 5 years.

KETRACO will construct over 10,000 kms. of high voltage transmission infrastructure comprising of lines, switch gears and sub-stations across the country over the next 3-4 years. These transmission lines and associated sub-stations will be financed by the exchequer, development partners, internally-generated revenue, financial institutions and public-private partnerships (PPPs).

Map of Transmission Lines & Sub-Stations

 

Ketraco_Lines_March_2017-11.pdf (1 download)
Reports & Publications

No reports currently

Environmental Policy

The objective of the Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Management System is to ensure that SHE concerns are managed in a comprehensive and effective manner. The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) has prepared SHE Management System with the specific aim of complying with Occupational Safety and Health Act(OSHA), 2007; Environmental Management & Coordination Act, 1999; Energy Regulatory Board’s Environment, Health and Safety policy Framework for the Electric Power sub-sector , 2005; its internal SHE Policy and donor requirements.

How are decisions made about where to route a new transmission line?

We are required to first look at major corridors, such as existing utility lines, roads, and railroads before considering other areas …

What types of environmental sensitivities do you consider in evaluating routes?

We gather information on wetlands, woodlands, agricultural lands, threatened and endangered species habitat, floodplains, historical, cultural and archaeological…

Phone

(+254) 20 - 4956000, (+254) 20 - 4956000

Mobile

(+254) 719 018000, (+254) 732 128000 , (+254) 732 128000

Email

info@ketraco.co.ke

Map Location
Contact Form

Anti-Corruption Reporting Hotline
Phone: (+254) 20 4956020
Mobile: (+254) 719 018020
           (+254) 732 128020
Public Complaints
Phone: (+254) 20 4956021
Mobile: (+254) 719 018021,
           (+254) 732 128021

Learn About

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Overview

Electricity transmission is the process by which large amounts of Electricity produced at power plants (such as hydro, geothermal, thermal and wind), is transported over long distances for eventual use by consumers. Due to…

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Overview

An integral part of KETRACO’s transmission lines is optical fibre cabling. A fibre optic cable will be strung between the tops of all new high-voltage transmission towers combining the functions of …

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Overview

Wheeling is the term used to describe the free movement of electricity along interconnected transmission lines. Technology is available today to transport or “wheel” electricity generated in one part of the…

Tender Awards & Downloads

General Report 1st Quater 2018-2019

AWARD: REOI FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR ENGINEERING DESIGN AND CONTRACT DOCUMENTATION, SOIL INVESTIGATION AND ENGINEERING SURVEY FOR TRANSMISSION LINES FOR THE FOLLOWING LOTS:

  • Lot 1: 140km Rumuruti – Maralal, 70km Menengai – Olkalou – Rumuruti and 38km Kilgoris – Kehancha 132kV transmission lines,
  • Lot 2: 111km Kabarnet – Rumuruti and 80km Machakos – Mwala – Ekalakala 132kV transmission lines and 60 km Malindi – Kilifi 220kV transmission lines,
  • Lot 3: New substations at Maralal, Olkalou, Kehancha, Mwala, Ekalakala, Malindi and associated extensions.
  • Lot 4: Substation extensions at Narok, Bomet, Kyeni, Mwingi, Malindi and Kitale.
AWARD_FOR_PREQUALIFICATION_OF_SUPPLIER_2018-2020_FINAL.pdf (1 download)

News Highlights

KETRACO: Building A World Class National Grid