Powergrid signs pact to develop transmission network in Kenya

PTI New Delhi | Updated on April 20, 2011

PowerGrid Corp has signed an agreement for developing transmission network in Kenya.

“The PowerGrid Corp CMD, S.K. Chaturvedi, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Kenya Electric Transmission Company Ltd (KETRACO) in Nairobi, for the development of power transmission network in Kenya,” the company said in a statement today.

The details of the agreement are yet to be worked out.

The company also signed an agreement for providing training to KETRACO engineers. Under the agreement, the engineers will be provided 10 weeks training by PowerGrid under the first phase.

While a two months hands-on training will be provided under the second phase, the third phase will involve “very specialised” training based on the evaluation reports of the first two phases.

These agreements will lead to substantial future consultancy business assignments for PowerGrid on a nomination basis, the statement said.

KETRACO is a 100 per cent state-owned corporation with a mandate to design, construct, operate and maintain high voltage electricity transmission infrastructure.

Published on April 20, 2011

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