Kenya plans wind energy expansion

A high-level government delegation from Kenya has been on a study tour through Europe, facilitated by WWEA and as part of a major programme organized by Windforce Management which aims at analyzing and improving the conditions for wind power in Kenya in general.

The Kenyan government is planning to massively increase the use of renewable energy in the country, and in particular to attract investment in wind power. The government delegation has visited Germany and Denmark in order to optimize its national wind power strategy by learning in both countries from wind power practitioners from industry, government, and science.

The delegation comprised representatives from the Energy Ministry of Kenya, the Kenya Power and Lighting Company and the Energy Regulatory Commission of Kenya. During the tour, the delegation visited wind companies including developers, operators and equipment manufacturers, government agencies and international organizations and associations as well as research and training institutes. The study tour is part of a major programme organized by Windforce Management Ltd (India) who have been contracted to analyze wind data from wind data measuring masts and to propose a