KPLC has announced a long electricity outage scheduled tomorrow, Wednesday February 17. The company has made this communication on their official Twitter account. Check if your place shall be affected by the outage.
The Kenya Power is a public corporation whose role is usually to supply and sell electric energy in Kenya. The Kenya Power is the solely licensed power supply company in Kenya. KPLC usually supply electricity generated by KenGen. KenGen generates hydroelectric power, geothermal power as well as wind power. The power generating company then sells the power to the Kenya Power and Lightening Company who in return supply the electricity through the national grid system and makes the power readily available to the final consumers.
Occasionally, the national grid system requires repairs as well as upgrading of the power system. The Kenya Power therefore carries out several maintenance activities which leads to very long power blackout. The Kenya Power is also responsible for the installation of electricity in Kenya. Whenever KPLC has scheduled these activities, they issue a notice to the public informing those affected to prepare for the outage in advance. The Kenya Power and Lightening Company issues the power interruption notices as guided by the electric power rules. The company also has a very elaborate communication system which makes the power interruption notices readily available to the public.
The areas that are set to face the scheduled power interruption as outlined in their notice should get braced for the outage. The outage will run from morning to the evening hours. In most of the areas affected, those who live in the areas suffer the most. Business owners, companies, industrial plants as well as factories in the area are affected by the outage. Some of the customers like businesses and industries are usually forced to look for alternative power sources to run their daily operations.
Tomorrow, the power will affect so many areas. In parts of Nairobi County, the outage is set to affect various places for many hours. The outage will affect most of the areas for eight hours starting at 9.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M. Some of the areas in Nairobi that will be affected by the scheduled outage include Mukuru Kwa Njenga, Imara Daima and the surrounding customers. Several other places in Machakos County will as well face the long power blackout. The part of Syokimau, Machakos Town and Ngiini Nyayo are the areas in Machakos County from which the Kenya Power will shut down the electricity supply. So all the customers in these places and the surrounding environment are expected to experience power blackout.
The blackout is also expected to affect the people in some areas of Makueni County. Other counties that will experience the set power outage include Kajiado, Parts of Kisii, as well as several areas in Nyamira County.
In Kiambu County, Njathaini Road, Muthithi Gardens will experience the set blackout for quite long where the outage will start at 9.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M. The outage will also be felt in the surrounding areas.
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