THE PROJECT OVERVIEW
The Lake Turkana Wind Power Project (LTWP) is the single largest private investment in Kenyaâ€™s history. The wind farm covers 40,000 acres (162 km Â²) and is located in Loiyangalani District, Marsabit County.
The Ksh70 billion wind farm aims to provide 310MW of reliable, low cost wind power to Kenyaâ€™s national grid, equivalent to approximately 18 per cent of the countryâ€™s current installed electricity generating capacity. On completion, the project will comprise 365 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 850 kW, the associated overhead electric grid collection system and a high voltage substation that will be connected to the national grid. The power produced will be bought at a fixed price by Kenya Power (KPLC) over a 20-year period in accordance with the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the latter.
The project proponent is the LTWP consortium comprising KP&P Africa B.V. and Aldwych International as co-developers, Investment Fund for Developing Countries, Vestas Eastern Africa Limited, Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd, KLP Norfund Investments AS and Sandpiper Limited.