Electricity on the farm

Posted on 07/10/13 in Uncategorized, No Comments

We have long been unsure how we were going to get electricity to the farm. But it finally arrived yesterday!

Since there isn’t any electricity in the area, a transformer station is needed, something that Kenya Power has wanted us to pay for ourselves. The last price for such an item is 1.8 million Kenyan shillings (around 150,000 kronor). We have waited for a solution for over a year – and have now received it, thanks to the subcontractor in charge of the electrical installation at the building site.

A few weeks ago, we decided on a price of 700,000 Kenyan shillings (about 60,000 kronor) for a 3 phase connection. The reduction in cost came about because we are a church and work with the orphaned children.

The payment was made a few weeks ago and afterwards, the poles and wires were placed within about a week. The only thing needed now is the electricity meter so the light can flow on the farm.

At the same time, we are working toward a solution with solar power, both for lighting and heating warm water. We are not quite there just yet.

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