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Kenyan government has endorsed the Lake Turkana Wind Power Project

The Kenyan government has endorsed the Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP), Africa’s largest wind farm project which is set to kick off in northeastern region. Kenya’s finance ministry Permanent Secretary Joseph Kinyua has signed the Letter of Support with the LTWP, enshrining the government’s commitment to support the wind power project which will now enable … Continue reading Kenyan government has endorsed the Lake Turkana Wind Power Project

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Kenya government signs guarantees to support wind energy project

Kenyan government officials on Thursday signed letters of intent to support a wind power project, a key guarantee required by private investors willing to construct a US$805 million plant in Turkana, northern Kenya. Willem Dolleman of Lake Turkana Wind Power Project (LTWP) signed the Letter of Support alongside the Government of Kenya, represented by Finance … Continue reading Kenya government signs guarantees to support wind energy project

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Global Village Energy Partnership celebrates success of renewable energy project in East Africa

Global Village Energy Partnership (GVEP), a non-governmental organization that aims to increase access to clean and affordable energy, has marked the end of one of its energy projects after gauging the level of its success. The venture, known as Developing Energy Enterprise Project (DEEP), has since 2002 been working to increase access to modern energy … Continue reading Global Village Energy Partnership celebrates success of renewable energy project in East Africa

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Kenya inks wind power deal with Iberdrola

Kenya on Thursday awarded a 59 million U.S. dollars deal with a Spanish firm for the construction of a substation power project, which will allow the transmission of electricity imported from Ethiopia and the Lake Turkana wind power project into Nairobi. The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Ltd (KETRACO) signed the power transmission project with a … Continue reading Kenya inks wind power deal with Iberdrola

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Vision 2030 Endorses Lake Turkana Wind Power Project

The Lake Turkana Wind Power Project (LTWP) aims to provide 300MW of reliable, low cost wind power to the Kenya national grid, equivalent to approximately 20% of the current installed electricity generating capacity. The Project is of significant strategic benefit to Kenya, and at Ksh75 billion (€582 million) will be the largest single private investment … Continue reading Vision 2030 Endorses Lake Turkana Wind Power Project

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JinkoSolar, CJIC to Develop Kenya’s Largest Solar Power Plant

The project is planned to occupy 81 hectare and is expected to be one of the largest grid connected solar power plants in Africa. Located in northwest city of Garissa, Kenya, the plant is expected to produce approximately 76,473 megawatts hours per year, reducing yearly carbone missions by 64,190 tons and saving coal consumption by … Continue reading JinkoSolar, CJIC to Develop Kenya’s Largest Solar Power Plant

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Wind energy in Kenya: Loan for Ngong Hills Wind Farm

Finance Minister Njeru Githae yesterday signed a €6 million state-to-state zero interest credit agreement with Belgium and a €6.4 million concessional credit agreement with the KBC Bank of Belgium for part financing of the wind power project. The Treasury has entered into €12.4 million (Sh1.4 billion) loan agreements to finance the second phase of the … Continue reading Wind energy in Kenya: Loan for Ngong Hills Wind Farm

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Kenya launches biggest geothermal energy plant

Kenya on Monday launched  its biggest investment in geothermal power generation with the  commissioning of a 280 megawatts (MW) plant at Olkaria, Naivasha,  about 100 km west of the capital Nairobi. The project of nearly 950 million U.S. dollars will be  completed in December 2014, enabling geothermal to contribute 30  percent to the country’s energy … Continue reading Kenya launches biggest geothermal energy plant

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