Kenya launches biggest wind farm in Africa worth $680 M

Kenya: Kenya formally launched Africa’s biggest wind power plant, a mammoth project worth $680 M that already provides nearly a fifth of the country’s energy needs.

A 365 turbine wind farm on the eastern shores of Lake Turkana, is delivering 310 MW of renewable power to the national grid of Kenya.

The largest private investment in Kenya’s history, the Lake Turkana Wind Power project was beset with delays and took nearly a decade to rise from the arid landscape 600 km (372 miles) north of Nairobi.

The wind farm is connected to the national grid through a 428 km power line.

The EU loaned $200 M for the project, which received other finance from a consortium of European and African companies.

Source: Daily Sabah