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Tatu City kicks off its electricity generation bid

Signage at Tatu City. FILE PHOTO
Signage at Tatu City. FILE PHOTO  

Developers of Kenya’s largest mixed-use development, Tatu City will in a fortnight apply for power generation licence with the Electricity Regulatory Commission (ERC).

Tatu City Power Company will on November 20 seek the licence if no individual, company or association objects to the request. The firm plans to supply the power to consumers but has not publicly disclosed the generation method or cost.

The 5,000-acre Kiambu County proposed city has attracted scores of industrial entities to its 425-acre light industrial park special economic zone.
Country head Nick Langford said the project will not hurt any business, environment or individual within the facility.

The move follows findings by a US-based Power Engineers Inc. hired by Tatu City developers to establish the viability of a power generation.

“Tatu City, the mixed-use satellite city near Nairobi has selected Power Engineers Inc to consult on the development’s power requirements. Power Engineers is one of the largest consulting engineering firms in the United States,” Tatu City said in a statement.

Power Engineers Inc clients include the World Bank, US trade and development agency and Inter-American development bank.

Local companies currently developing warehouses and industrial plants include global coffee roaster and market, Dormans, tissue maker Kim-Fay, Heineken beverages distributor Maxam, Chandaria Tissue factory, Africa Logistics Warehouses and Unilever.