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President Kenyatta Set To Launch Lake Turkana Wind Power Next Week

President Uhuru Kenyatta will next week launch  310 megawatt (MW) Lake Turkana Wind Power Station in Loiyangalani, Marsabit, County, Managing Director (MD) of the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) Fernandes Barasa has said. The project is set to be the biggest in Africa and was partly financed by the Kenyan government (75 percent) and Spanish government … Continue reading President Kenyatta Set To Launch Lake Turkana Wind Power Next Week

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Kenya Signs U.S. Trade Deal to Finance Wind Power Plant

Kenya has signed agreements with a US wind energy company, providing a major boost for wind power and food security. Mr. Kenyatta said the ‘Big Four agenda’ projects – boosting manufacturing industry, promoting food security, providing affordable housing and universal healthcare coverage – present major opportunities for local and foreign investors. The Overseas Private Investment … Continue reading Kenya Signs U.S. Trade Deal to Finance Wind Power Plant

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Construction of the Lake Turkana wind farm to be complete in two months

The Lake Turkana Wind Power Project in Loiyangalani, Marsabit County is set to be completed in two months, paving the way for a 310MW injection in the grid.  The project will provide reliable, low-cost wind power to Kenya’s national grid for 20 years through 365 wind turbines each with a capacity of 850 kW.   State … Continue reading Construction of the Lake Turkana wind farm to be complete in two months

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Bolloré Africa Logistics hired for the Turkana wind power project

In Kenya, logistics network firm , Bolloré Africa Logistics has been awarded the contract to operate logistics for the 310MW wind power project in Turkana. Vestas has installed the first turbine at the 310MW Lake Turkana wind farm in Kenya, which is set to become one of Africa’s iconic renewable energy projects.   According to … Continue reading Bolloré Africa Logistics hired for the Turkana wind power project

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Lamu wind power project to proceed

Malindi Land and Environment Judge, Justice Oscar Angote stated Wednesday that the petitioner did not demonstrate a prima facie case with a likelihood of success since the project had undergone through all the desired processes prior to it being approved.   In his 28 page ruling, Justice Angote stated that benefits accrued to the public … Continue reading Lamu wind power project to proceed

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Google to buy Vestas’ shares in Lake Turkana Wind Power

Upon completion of the project in 2017, Google will acquire Vestas’ 12.5 percent stake in Africa’s largest wind farm, which will supply around 15 percent of Kenya’s electricity needs based on current generation capacity.   The share purchase agreement was announced in Washington, DC, in connection with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s Climate and … Continue reading Google to buy Vestas’ shares in Lake Turkana Wind Power

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Kenya plans to boost wind energy

Kenya’s electricity producer said on Thursday it plans to boost the contribution of wind energy to the national grid from the current 2.5 percent to 10 percent as it steps up investments in environment friendly renewable energy.   Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) CEO Albert Mugo said additional contribution from wind energy would add impetus … Continue reading Kenya plans to boost wind energy

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Expanding geothermal energy in Kenya

Although Kenya produces just enough power to meet its current demand for households and businesses tied to the grid, it is constantly plagued with power outages that cause not only inconveniences, but a loss of income for those businesses that depend upon it. A large part of the problem is the country’s reliance on hydropower, … Continue reading Expanding geothermal energy in Kenya

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GE to supply wind turbines for 100 MW wind farm in Kenya

GE Africa announced that it is partnering with Kipeto Energy Limited to build a new 100MW wind farm in Kenya’s Kajiado Count.    GE will be the sole supplier of equipment for the 100MW project located about 50 km from Nairobi. The Kipeto project, announced during USA President Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya, is expected … Continue reading GE to supply wind turbines for 100 MW wind farm in Kenya

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Wind power in Kenya: Wind farm with 60 GE wind turbines in Kajiado

A 100 MW new wind farm will be built in Kajiado County following a partnership by General Electric Africa (GE) and Kipeto Energy Limited.   To undertake the project, the two partners signed a 15 year service agreement worth US$155million (Sh15.7b) with funding by Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) which is the US government’s development … Continue reading Wind power in Kenya: Wind farm with 60 GE wind turbines in Kajiado

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Kenya announces 1 GW photovoltaic solar energy deal

Kenya and SkyPower Global  are on course to sign an agreement Sunday that paves the way for the Toronto-based company to develop 1-gigawatt of solar power in East Africa’s biggest economy. The developments will take place over five years in a deal that SkyPower values at $2.2 billion, the company said Friday in a statement. … Continue reading Kenya announces 1 GW photovoltaic solar energy deal

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Wind power in Kenya: KenGen develops 400 MW wind farm

The Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) announced that it will develop a 400MW wind power plant in the Meru County, eastern Kenya. The wind farm will be financed by a consortium of development financiers namely the French Development Agency and the German Development Bank.   According to KenGen the first phase of the wind power … Continue reading Wind power in Kenya: KenGen develops 400 MW wind farm

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Ground breaking of Lake Turkana Wind Power project set for Thursday

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 … Continue reading Ground breaking of Lake Turkana Wind Power project set for Thursday

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Lake Turkana Wind Power eyes Sept 2016 for first output

Kenya’s Lake Turkana Wind Power project aims to start supplying some electricity as early as September 2016, once a transmission line is built linking the remote northern region to the national grid, a director of the project said on Wednesday.   The 310 megawatt (MW) project, originally aimed for start-up in 2011, has been delayed … Continue reading Lake Turkana Wind Power eyes Sept 2016 for first output

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China to develop 50 MW photovoltaic solar power project in Kenya

China will be developing a 50 megawatt PV solar power plant in Kenya. According to an International Business Times report, the project is part of an ongoing $5-billion investment initiative of China in Kenya.   Kenya has been witnessing solar energy investment over the past few years including a module manufacturing facility in 2011. The latest … Continue reading China to develop 50 MW photovoltaic solar power project in Kenya

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Google looks to invest in Kenya Lake Turkana Wind Power Project

According to CNBC, Google wants to back Kenya’s Lake Turkana Wind Power Project, a massive undertaking that will require more than $700 million.   The Internet giant has invested more than $2bn in next-generation energy production so far, but mostly in the United States – although in 2013, Google invested $12m in South Africa’s Jasper … Continue reading Google looks to invest in Kenya Lake Turkana Wind Power Project

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Lake Turkana Wind Power project to deliver 310 MW by mid 2017 with Vestas wind tubines

Africa’s largest wind power project is well on course and is expected to deliver 310 megawatts to the national grid by mid-2017. Lake Turkana Wind Power project, to be constructed on 41,000 acres in Marasabit County, has since picked up pace after it achieved full financial closure in December 2014.     The project is … Continue reading Lake Turkana Wind Power project to deliver 310 MW by mid 2017 with Vestas wind tubines

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Kenya’s Largest Geothermal Energy Complex Starts Commercial Operation

Toshiba is the world leader in geothermal power, accounting for 24% of total installed capacity.     Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that the Olkaria Geothermal Power Plant, Kenya’s largest geothermal power complex, has started commercial operation. The official opening ceremony was held at the site on February 19, in the presence of President Uhuru … Continue reading Kenya’s Largest Geothermal Energy Complex Starts Commercial Operation

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Bolloré Africa wins wind farm contract in Kenya

Africa Logistics has won a wind energy contract  to provide services to Bluesea Energy which is currently setting up a 40 Megawatt wind farm in Meru.   Bluesea Energy whose core business is in renewable power has tapped the services of Bolloré to transport 27 wind turbines from the port of Mombasa to Ntubiri in … Continue reading Bolloré Africa wins wind farm contract in Kenya

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