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President Kenyatta launches Lake Turkana Wind Power project | Coastweek

MARSABIT -- Lake Turkana Wind Power project is located in Loiyangalani District, Marsabit County. It comprises of 365 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 850kW, and a high voltage substation that has been connected to the Kenyan national grid through an associated Transmission Line; constructed by the Kenyan Government. The wind farm is providing reliable, low cost energy to Kenya’s national grid (i.e. approx. 17 per cent of the country’s installed capacity), which will be bought at a fixed price by Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd (KPLC) over a 20-year period in accordance with the Power Purchase Agreement. PHOTOS - LAKE TURKANA WIND POWER

President Kenyatta launches Lake Turkana Wind Power project

by Robert Manyara MARSABIT (Xinhua) -- Kenya on Friday launched the Lake Turkana Wind Power project, Africa’s largest wind farm, which has an installed capacity of 310 MW of clean electricity.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said during the launch that the project, the single largest private-sector investment in Kenya, will boost the country’s electricity capacity by nearly 20 percent.

Kenyatta said the government has stepped up efforts to encourage development of wind farms and other renewable green sources of electricity.

The wind farm, located in Loiyangalani, Marsabit County in northern Kenya, consists of 365 turbines with overhead electric grid collection system and a high voltage sub-station. The project is expected to achieve 68 percent load capacity factor.

According to Kenyatta, Kenya’s installed power capacity has increased from 1,768 MW in March 2013 to 2,712 MW.
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Lake Turkana Wind Power project is located in Loiyangalani District, Marsabit County, Kenya.

Concrete casting of turbine foundation: Lake Turkana Wind Power | Coastweek

MARSABIT -- Concrete casting of turbine foundation: Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) has been generating and supplying electricity in to the Kenyan national grid since September 2018, when construction of the 436km Loiyangalani – Suswa transmission line was completed by KETRACO. As of 1 December 2018, LTWP had generated 203,224,445 kwh of electricity. PHOTOS - LAKE TURKANA WIND POWER

             

 

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