Kenya Power has awarded the KSh740 million prepay meter tender to a Chinese firm, Shenzhen Star Instruments Company. Therefore, the firm will supply single-phase prepayment meters to the firm.
The Nation reports that in 2017, Shenzhen Star bid for another tender worth KSh1.25 billion to design, supply, and install an advanced metering system to Kenya Power. However, it lost the bid to rival Chinese firm, ZTE Corporation.
The award of the KSh746.2 million tender comes just days after the electricity distributor invited bids for the supply of 199,157 single phase post-paid meters, although it had previously announced intentions to fully transition to pre-paid meters.
Kenya Power is a limited liability company which transmits, distributes, and retails electricity to customers throughout the country.