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Kenya inaugurates the largest wind farm in all of Africa

The president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, inaugurated the largest wind energy plant in Africa, located near Lake Turkana in the remote county of Marsabit (northwest), which will provide 15 percent of the country’s energy. Received by a folk retinue of local residents dressed in the distinctive adornments and garments of the 14 ethnic groups that … Continue reading Kenya inaugurates the largest wind farm in all of Africa

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President Kenyatta to commission 310MW wind power plant in Marsabit

President Uhuru Kenyatta is Friday set to launch the Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) project in Marsabit County, the largest wind farm in the continent. The wind energy project will inject 310 megawatts of clean energy to the national grid. It has 365 Vestas wind turbines with a capacity of 850 kilovolts each. The zero-emission … Continue reading President Kenyatta to commission 310MW wind power plant in Marsabit

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to Commission Largest Wind Farm in Africa

Lake Turkana Wind Power plant has an installed capacity of 310MW of clean, reliable, low-cost energy It has often been said that the future of energy is renewable energy. This can never be overemphasized how much the world needs to pay attention to the issue of renewable energy. We cannot continue to burn off our … Continue reading Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to Commission Largest Wind Farm in Africa

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Kenya to add 600 MW of new wind power capacity

Kenya has announced plans to add up to 600MW of new wind capacity over the next 6 years with the aim of boosting access to power across the country. According to GE Renewable Energy Regional Executive for Sub-Saharan Africa Deo Onyango, the is a huge opportunity on wind energy sector and if utilized will see … Continue reading Kenya to add 600 MW of new wind power capacity

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Kenwind to Proceed With Wind Farm in Lamu

The Court of Appeal on Thursday upheld a high court ruling allowing Belgium firm Kenwind Ltd to invest a Sh21 billion wind energy project in Lamu County. The judges (Alnasir Visram, Wanjiru Karanja and Daniel Musinga) dismissed an appeal by US-based company Cordison International, arguing that it lacked merit. “We have said enough. We believe … Continue reading Kenwind to Proceed With Wind Farm in Lamu

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Africa and Middle East installed 962 MW new wind energy capacity in 2018 – over 300 MW more than in 2017

Total installed wind power capacity in Africa and Middle East is now 5.7 GW. Leading countries in the region are Egypt (380 MW) and Kenya (310 MW). The surge for wind farm in Africa and Middle East is expected to continue with GWEC forecasting over 6.5 GW of new wind turbines capacity to be installed … Continue reading Africa and Middle East installed 962 MW new wind energy capacity in 2018 – over 300 MW more than in 2017

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GE Connects Financing and Turbine Technology to its Flagship Onshore Wind Energy Project in Sub-Sahara Africa

GE’s flagship onshore wind project in Sub-Sahara Africa— 60 1.7-103 units; GE EFS (www.GEEnergyFinancialServices.com) and Renewable Energy partner to deliver 100MW wind power project in Kenya; Kipeto will produce enough electricity to power the equivalent of 40,000 homes GE Renewable Energy (www.GE.com/RenewableEnergy) and GE Energy Financial Services (“GE EFS”) have partnered to provide technology and advisory … Continue reading GE Connects Financing and Turbine Technology to its Flagship Onshore Wind Energy Project in Sub-Sahara Africa

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Kenya abandons thermal power plants for wind power

Due to the recently connected 310MW Lake Turkana Wind Farm, Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter has stated that three thermal power plants with a combined capacity of 190MW would no longer be needed. Keter was referring to Iberafrica Power Plant’s 56MW contract, set to end in October next year, Tsavo Power’s (74MW) ending in September … Continue reading Kenya abandons thermal power plants for wind power

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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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Lake Turkana Wind Power in Loyangalani, Marsabit, is the largest wind energy project on the continent

The Sh70 billion wind farm comprises 365 wind turbines and covers 160 square kilometres. President Uhuru Kenyatta has affirmed Kenya’s support for global efforts to conserve the environment and fight against climate change. Uhuru said at the end of this month he will be launching the biggest wind power plant in Africa. Lake Turkana Wind Power … Continue reading Lake Turkana Wind Power in Loyangalani, Marsabit, is the largest wind energy project on the continent

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Kenya’s Lake Turkana Wind farm to be connected to the grid

The 310MW Lake Turkana wind farm project in Kenya is set to be connected to the national grid by end of October this year after the finish testing all the wind turbines to ensure they are functioning well. Mugo Kibati, chairman of Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) confirmed the reports and said that barring any … Continue reading Kenya’s Lake Turkana Wind farm to be connected to the grid

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Lake Turkana wind farm produce first megawatts

Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) recently announced the start of operation of its wind turbines. Electricity is fed directly into the national grid, with a tariff negotiated in advance by Kenya Power (KPLC). “Today at 11:30 a.m., we commissioned 175 turbines,” it was through that tweet that Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) announced, on October … Continue reading Lake Turkana wind farm produce first megawatts

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Lake Turkana Wind Farm connects to grid

The Lake Turkana Wind Power plant in Kenya has successfully connected 129MW of clean power to the national grid. “The wind power was evacuated on 12 October, which saw Vestas 175 wind turbines being commissioned. Today we expect to hit a major milestone with LTWP likely to cross the 100MW mark, feeding this energy into … Continue reading Lake Turkana Wind Farm connects to grid

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Wind power in Kenya: Extraordinary Wind Farm Just Got Connected

More than 3 million years ago, an ape living on the shores of Lake Turkana in Kenya made what was probably the most advanced tool the world had ever seen. This month, the same site saw that ape’s descendants take another technological step forwards, drawing power from one of the most challenging places in which … Continue reading Wind power in Kenya: Extraordinary Wind Farm Just Got Connected

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Kenya to Launch Lake Turkana Wind Power Plant

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics Economic Survey released in 2017 showed production of maize decreased in 2016 due to lower volume of rainfall, high costs of farm inputs and disease. Maize production reduced from 42.5 million bags in 2015 to 37.1 million bags in 2016. The value of marketed maize declined by 7.2 per … Continue reading Kenya to Launch Lake Turkana Wind Power Plant

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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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Kenya’s second largest wind power plant

Kenya’s second largest wind farm, the Kipeto Wind Power Project, has secured a 22-month EPC contract. The project will contribute an additional 100MW of clean power once completed. EPC firm WorleyParsons this month signed the contract with Kipeto Energy for the Kipeto Wind Power Project in Kenya. Located in the south west of Nairobi, the … Continue reading Kenya’s second largest wind power plant

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Lake Turkana wind power project set to come on line by September

The Lake Turkana Wind Power project is expected to be connected to the national grid by September following the handing over to a Chinese contractor to set up the remaining section of  high voltage wires for evacuation of the green energy. According to the Energy Regulatory Commission Director-General Pavel Oimeke, the project delayed due to challenges … Continue reading Lake Turkana wind power project set to come on line by September

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Wind energy investment in Lamu, Kenya

A Belgium energy company has finally allowed proceeding with Sh 21 billion wind energy investment in Lamu after the High Court expelled an application by a rival firm, which had derailed the project. Malindi Land and Environment judge James Olola dismissed the application by an US-based company- Cordison International clearing the legal hurdle. “I did … Continue reading Wind energy investment in Lamu, Kenya

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Kenya loses offshore wind farm to Tanzania

In East Africa, Kenyan authorities’ failure to approve the development of a 600MW offshore wind farm in the Indian Ocean waters bordering Ras Ngomeni in Malindi, has resulted in the developers considering moving the project to Tanzania. According to Kenya’s Business Daily, the Swedish firm VR Holding AB, which is the developer of the wind power … Continue reading Kenya loses offshore wind farm to Tanzania

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