Vestas and ABB to collaborate on wind energy projects in Kenya

Vestas and ABB sign MOU to jointly develop power technology and system integration solutions for remote off-grid and micro-grid communities.

Initial efforts to focus on Wind for Prosperity projects in Kenya. 


Solving the technical challenge of stabilizing and controlling off-grid and micro-grid power generation solutions is essential for Wind for Prosperity projects to succeed.  The Vestas-ABB Memorandum of Understanding announced today represents a strong commitment by both companies to deploy affordable power integration solutions with a view on building a broader future partnership to lower the costs and increase the reliability of Wind for Prosperity projects.

“The Vestas-ABB collaboration on Wind for Prosperity is a significant step forward in bringing these projects to life,” says Morten Albæk, Vestas Group Senior Vice President and CMO.  The agreement we announce today unites each company’s technological expertise to create a combined solution for exactly the type of off-grid and micro-grid wind-hybrid power generation systems that we envision for Wind for Prosperity.”
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, brings proven technology to the partnership and are proud of today’s announcement.

“We are proud to partner in the Wind for Prosperity development program,” said Claudio Facchin, head of ABB’s Power Systems division. “We are committed to help remote communities benefit from clean wind energy and stable power delivery. ABB’s proven microgrid technology will increase use of renewable energy while reducing costs for fossil fuels and ensuring utility-grade power quality.”

The initial collaboration will focus on Wind for Prosperity projects in Kenya. Vestas and ABB announce this MOU in connection with the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) hosted by the Danish government in Copenhagen.