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.
The Company was established to develop new high voltage electricity transmission infrastructure that will form the backbone of the National Transmission Grid, in line with Kenya Vision 2030.
Its core business is to plan, design, build and maintain electricity transmission lines and associated substations. The voltage rating of the transmission lines include 132kV, 220kV, 400kV and 500kV (HVDC).
The Company will construct over 4,000 km. of high voltage transmission infrastructure comprising of lines, switch gears and sub-stations across the country in the next 3-4 years. This will open up geographical areas without access to the national grid, enhance capacity for evacuating power from planned generating plants and build inter-connectors to facilitate regional power trade with neighboring countries.
KETRACO’s mandate is to plan, design, construct, own, operate and maintain high voltage electricity transmission grid and regional power interconnectors that will form the backbone of the National Transmission Grid.
In carrying out this mandate, the Company is expected to develop a new and robust grid system in order to:
- Improve quality and reliability of electricity supply throughout the country
- Transmit electricity to areas that are currently not supplied from the national grid
- Evacuate power from planned generation plants
- Provide a link with the neighboring countries in order to facilitate power exchange and develop electricity trade in the region
- Reduce transmission losses that currently cost the country heavily every year and
- Reduce the cost of electricity to the consumer by absorbing the capital cost of transmission infrastructure
Vision and Mission
“To be a world-class electricity transmission company and the leading interconnector in Africa.”
“To provide reliable, efficient and effective electricity transmission and promote power trade for sustainable socio-economic development.”
The guiding principles in the operations of the Company are:
CUSTOMER FOCUSThe Company commits itself to attaining the highest standards in service delivery to all stakeholders.
INTEGRITYThe Company is committed to acting in an honest, transparent and responsible manner while implementing its programmes.
TEAMWORKThe Company employees will work in unison at all levels and embrace a participatory approach in implementing all programmes and activities.
INNOVATIONThe Company will be a learning organization that embraces and continuously introduces change in its business processes.
SUSTAINABILITYEverything that the Company will do will contribute to a more sustainable world. It means simultaneously pursuing performance, environmental quality and social responsibility. The Company will strives toward sustainability in all dimensions – people, product, place and process.
EQUITYThe Company will uphold the highest levels of impartiality by treating all stakeholders without any discrimination whatsoever.
PROFESSIONALISMThe Company’s operations will be guided by professional ethics aimed at building an appropriate corporate culture and creating the right corporate image.
For the Company to be truly successful, it will be committed/responsible for the safety of its employees, contractors and stakeholders both in the work places and project sites.