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NMS To Adopt Solar Energy System In Powering Its Amenities



Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) Director General Mohammed Badi has said that the upcoming Green Park bus terminus in Nairobi will come with modern amenities including garden beds,  dispensary, police station, restaurant and a supermarket.

The restaurant and mini-supermarket will serve hundreds of commuters and matatu personnel who will be using the terminus which will serve public service vehicles (PSVs) plying Ngong Road and Lang’ata Road including those heading to Kawangware, Kikuyu, Kibera, Lang’ata, Rongai and Kiserian.

The bus terminus.

The authority also plans to drift away from the over reliance on KPLC by taking the solar energy system route.

The growing shift to solar power systems by heavy-consuming industrialists seeking reliable and cheaper supply has rattled electricity distributor Kenya Power amid thinning revenues.

The utility firm said some of its industrial customers who account for about 54.8 percent of its sales revenues are gradually shifting to own-generated solar power, dealing a further blow to its already dwindling finances.

The big shift to solar power by heavy consumers has pushed Kenya Power into deeper dilemma in the wake of excess production of electricity.

Power generation crossed a record one billion kilowatt-hours in October — adding financial pressure on the distributor, which is already paying for huge volumes of idle electricity.

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