The wind energy project will have 365 wind turbines on a 40,000 acre piece land in Turkana. The project has a 20yr power purchase agreement with Kenya Power.
About 163 engineers both local foreign will implement the project together with 630 local workers.
The ground breaking of Lake Turkana Wind Power project is set for Thursday with President Uhuru Kenyatta officiating.
The first 90MW of electricity out of the total 300MW to be commissioned by September next year, while the rest to follow the following year.
“We have concluded a power purchase agreement with Kenya Power at a price of 8.42US cents per Kilowatt/hr,” Carlo Van Wageningen, director Lake Turkana Wind Power Project.