Turkana wind power project yields 102MW

Lake Turkana Wind Power Project PHOTO:COURTESY

Lake Turkana Wind Power Company has started the injection of an initial 102MW into the national grid.

The additional power forms 33 per cent of the total 310MW that the wind power farm has agreed to inject into the national grid by June.

On completion, the Marsabit-based firm – the largest wind farm on the continent – aims to produce enough energy to power an additional one million households in the country. Managing Director Phylip Leferink said in a statement yesterday the total cost of the project is estimated at Sh70 billion.

He said the firm targets an annual generation capacity of 1.6 billion kilowatt hour (kWh), while the tariff rate would be Sh8.6 per kWh.

This is based on a 20-year agreement with the Government. —Lee Mwiti



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