Featured image: Stock Kenya Power has set aside KShs.1.63 billion ($19 million) to finance various projects aimed at strengthening the distribution network in North Rift region, to provide adequate and reliable power supply.The ongoing projects, targeted to be completed by the end of 2018, include construction of new substations and associated distribution lines and upgrading of existing infrastructure.The investment is in line with the Company’s strategy to support economic growth by ensuring that quality and electricity supply is accessible to all by 2020.North Rift region is served by two main lines; Turkwel-Lessos and Olkaria-Lessos lines which have proven not sufficient with growing demand from both domestic and commercial customers.“To address the situation, we have constructed a number of substations and additional distribution lines to serve the region. Six of these substations have been completed and the remaining are scheduled for completion this year,” said Kenya Power’s Managing Director & CEO Dr. Ken Tarus.He was speaking in Eldoret recently during an engagement forum with large power customers, that was held jointly with the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM).North Rift region consumes averagely 30GWh every month. The region is expected to consume more electricity especially with the setting up of the proposed industrial zone. Kenya Power is planning to construct a 66kV substation to serve the industrial zone.Last month, Kenya Power also announced that it will spend KShs. 1.5 billion to implement various projects aimed at improving power supply in Kisumu and the wider Western and Southern Nyanza region. TAGSelectricity supplyKenya Power Previous articleInternational tech firms introduce water innovationNext articleUS senators oppose Kenya’s Lamu coal power plant Ashley TheronAshley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Generation AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector BRICS Finance and Policy Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development
Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Principals’ Association will honor seven distinguished educational leaders at the VPA Leadership Academy awards banquet on August 5th at Killington’s Grand Hotel. Nominated by their peers and from the public at large, each of the seven principals listed below was selected recently by a committee of the VPA Executive Council and past award winners for outstanding building and educational leadership. William Olsen, Principal of Rutland High School, Steve Cone of Riverside Middle School in Springfield and William Anton of Dover Elementary School and will also travel to Washington DC at various times during the 2014-15 school year to be honored with other distinguished principals in their category from across the country.The 2014 VPA Leadership Academy will feature keynote speaker Dr Andy Hargreaves, author of Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School; Christine Ward from the impact Institute speaking about “Communication and the Skillful Leader.” There will also be seven day and one half learning strands for school leaders. Over 200 school leaders will gather for the three-day event in Killington, August 5-6-7.The Vermont Principals’ Association provides professional develop, mentoring, and advocacy for school building leaders across Vermont’s public schools. The VPA also coordinates and administers statewide academic competitions and post-season athletics for students. To learn more about VPA, visit www.vpaonline.org(link is external).This year’s award winners were chosen by the 15 member VPA Executive Council assisted by the 2013-14 Principals of the Year are as follows:William Olsen, Principal of Rutland High School, has been chosen as the MetLife/National Association of Secondary Schools High School Principal of the Year;Rosemary Fitzsimons, Principal of Wardsboro Elementary School, is the winner of the Henry Giaguque Vermont Elementary Principal of the Year.William Anton, Principal of Dover Elementary School, is the winner of the National Distinguished Principal Award from the National Association of Elementary School Principals;Dean Stearns, Director of the River Bend Career and Technical Center in Bradford is named as the 2015 Vermont Technical Director of the Year;Georgie Andrews, Assistant Principal of the St Albans City School is the winner of the Vermont Elementary Assistant Principal of the YearRyan Parkman, Principal of Northfield High School is the selection for the Robert F. Pierce Vermont Secondary Principal of the Year;Steve Cone, Assistant Principal of Riverside Middle School in Springfield is the winner of the National Association of Secondary Principals and Virco Assistant Principal of the Year from Vermont.Vermont Principals’ Association (VPA) http://www.vpaonline.org(link is external).4.17.2014
By GEORGE MORSESports And OutdoorsLos Alamos Daily Post This past year saw better streamflows in our rivers and streams in Northern New Mexico thanks to a good snowpack and strong spring runoff. So far this winter, precipitation and snow levels are ahead of last year which is great news for our water supply.Unfortunately, last year also saw a change in how water is managed at Abiquiu Lake, which is a popular fishing and boating destination for local anglers. They were no longer storing water at Abiquiu and the water level remained low all summer despite the good spring runoff. It remained difficult to launch boats and a four-wheel drive vehicle was needed to safely do so. Perhaps this coming year they can store enough water to make the boat ramp usable again at Abiquiu.Because streamflows remained heavy well into the summer this past year there was likely a good holdover of stocked trout and good conditions for wild trout. Fishing should be good this coming year except during the heaviest times of spring runoff. Be sure to check streamflows when planning a trip. Water levels in lakes should rise this spring. Early spring trout fishing from the bank should be good and fishing for warmwater species like bass and walleye should be good a little bit later as the water warms up.Currently, the streamflows in the Chama River are at good levels for wintertime fishing. The streamflow below Abiquiu Dam was 76.6 cubic-feet-per-second Tuesday. Although there were no reports from here, the fishing should be good for stocked rainbow trout and wild brown trout. The limit here is two-fish-per-day. That may be limiting the amount of fishing pressure here.The streamflow below El Vado Dam was 108 cubic-feet-per-second. The fishing has been good for rainbow trout and brown trout. The limit here is the regular five-fish-per-day downstream to the measuring gauge below Cooper’s. From there downstream to the Rio Nutrias the fishing is catch-and-release with lures and flies having a single, barbless hook.Some good news for ice-fishing anglers. Eagle Nest Lake is now open for ice fishing. Expect good fishing for rainbow trout and yellow perch. You might also hook a northern pike or a kokanee salmon. Call 575.377.1594 for updated conditionsOther lakes remain closed to ice-fishing due to unsafe ice conditions. Fenton Lake is closed to ice fishing. Call 575.829.3630 to see when the lake will be opened to ice fishing. The fishing has been good in the Jemez River near Battleship Rock.Lake Maloya and Lake Alice at Sugarite Canyon State Park near Raton are closed to ice fishing due to unsafe conditions. Lake Maloya was stocked Dec. 23 with 1,751 rainbow trout. Call 575.445.5607 for updated conditions.No reports from Heron Lake. There is often open water for bank fishing here. It could be worth a try for rainbow trout. It was stocked Dec. 23 with 25,005 small rainbow trout. Call 575.588.7470 for conditions.Santa Cruz Lake near Chimayo was starting to ice over and there were no reports from here.Monastery Lake near Pecos may still have some open water. It was stocked Dec.24 with 251 rainbow trout. Ice fishing is never allowed at Monastery Lake. If it is frozen, try fishing the Pecos River at Villanueva State Park. It is stocked with rainbow trout in the winter. The upper Pecos River above the town of Pecos to Cowles may be getting icy. The fishing has been fair.The streamflows are about normal on the Rio Grande at 429 cubic-feet-per second. Fishing in the Pilar area should be worth a try. It was stocked Dec. 26 with 2,250 rainbow trout. The fishing has been fair-to-good. Floating ice can be a problem on the Rio Grande in the winter.No reports from the Red River below Questa. The fishing has been fair-to-good here. Other tributaries to the Rio Grande are icy.Over in the Four Corners, the streamflow in the San Juan River below Navajo Dam was 564 cubic-feet-per-second. The dry fly fishing has been fair and the nymph fly fishing has been good in the Quality Water. No reports on the Bait Water. Fly fishing and bait could effective in the Bait Water.No reports on Navajo Lake. Trout fishing is probably your best bet here. In years past some anglers would catch some big trout trolling lures like Rapalas during the winter.No reports from Lake Farmington. The fishing should be fair-to- good here as it has been heavily-stocked.Tingley Beach in Albuquerque was stocked twice last week with a total of 2.399 rainbow trout. The fishing has been good.The drainage canals in the Albuquerque area are being stocked weekly. The fishing in the Albuquerque, Albuquerque South, Belen Riverside, Corrales Riverside and Peralta drains has been fair-to-good.There were no reports from Elephant Butte Lake or from the Rio Grande below Elephant Butte Dam.The fishing at Alto Lake near Ruidoso was very good for stocked rainbow trout.. There were no reports from Grindstone Reservoir. It should be worth a try for rainbow trout.Bill Evans Lake near Silver City has been good for stocked rainbow trout. Trout fishing at Bear Canyon Lake has been good. No reports from Lake Roberts.