Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Rejoicing after power blackout in Kenya

 Why it was rejoice time after Power Black out in Kenya. January 9th 2018

It was time for power back ups to prove how long they can back up households, businesses, offices and security lights now that Kenya power and lighting company had done it again.

Yes KPLC have done it again. in 2016 a similar black out took over the whole country after a major fault. The company blamed the black out on a primate that fell onto a transformer at the Gitaru hydroelectric power station, according to Kenya Electricity Generating Company, or Ken Gen, which owns the facility. The station is the largest generator in the country.
Kenya power argued the yesterdays black out started at 4.30 pm but most residents fail to agree to that. Some who inquired on plexus energy page for solar power says that the black out started as early as 1200hour(noon)
The black out was experienced nationwide. the areas that were affected include many parts of Bomet, Embu, Kiambu, Kisii, Kisumu, Laikipia, Nairobi, Narok, Nyandarua, Nyeri, Mombasa, Meru, Taita Taveta, Tharaka-Nithi and Uasin Gishu counties.
Gasoline driven generators could be heard all around Nairobi as landlord efforts to keep their tenants in the light and powered. an example is Nation center and other media buildings in Nairobi town. The generators made sound harmoniously and the emission were seen rise out of every building that run their gensets.
People living in areas around Nairobi expressed their anger on social media due to the noise made by the Gasoline generators. The harmonious sound of the generators was like one big old steam driven trains of the 80s. They made sounds that were disturbing more than mosquitoes and emissions that would be confused for fire.

 Here are few who were REJOICING during the BLACK OUT IN KENYA.

Mrs. Lydia, Nyali West Estate 

After Plexus Energy Ltd installed a 2000watts solar panels, 5kw inverter and an 800 Ah battery bank solar power system at her residency in Nyali West Estate in Gachie back in 2015, Mrs Lydia was one of the Nairobi residents that was boosting and rejoicing about the greatness of solar power. Her house runs purely on solar energy and uses power from Kenya Power and Lighting Company as her back up. SEE PICTURES.

Driver's Universe

The company is Located at Ngong road. It is in business of selling cars and security to them was a major priority. They took action back in 2017 and confronted plexus energy to install solar power energy at the car yard and offices. The company also runs purely on solar energy and uses KPLC as their back up. SEE PICTURES

Eng. Joseph Chege, Mwihoko

Engineer installed solar power back in 2015 and he has been powered throughout the past years. He don't even notice the KPLC is gone not unless some neighbor knocks at the gate requesting Engineer to refer them to the solar energy guy or requesting him to charge their mobile phones to keep business moving. The system has never failed and Plexus energy Ltd is always there for the scheduled maintenance of the system. SEE PICTURES

Solar energy is the only way to avoid black outs at home and reduce noise pollution together with the emissions made by the gen-sets. Plexus energy will help you work out a system for your house and be there for you for annual scheduled maintenance.

Thank you for reading,
Technician and editor, Plexus energy.

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Rejoicing after power blackout in Kenya

 Why it was rejoice time after Power Black out in Kenya. January 9th 2018 It was time for power back ups to prove how long they can back u...