Agency set to buy 15,000 bamboo electricity poles

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Business Daily | by Otiato Guguyu


The Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation (REREC) is seeking 15,000 electricity poles made from bamboo in a shift towards long-lasting eco-friendly posts.

The company has started tendering for the poles from local firms, making the first time the composite poles will be used in a large-scale electricity transmission project.

Kenya Power, Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) and REREC agreed to start using the bamboo made poles, diversifying from concrete and wooden posts — which have a shorter lifespan and are therefore more expensive over time…

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