The Lake Turkana Wind Power project (LTWP) is poised to provide 300 MW of clean power to Kenya's national electricity grid by taking advantage of a unique wind resource in Northwest Kenya near Lake Turkana.
Wind energy is plentiful, renewable, widely distributed, clean, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions when it displaces fossil-fuel-derived electricity.
Using the latest wind turbine technology LTWP will upon full commissioning in 2014 provide reliable and continuous clean power to satisfy up to 17% of Kenya's total installed power.
Marsabit West County, where the Project is located, is among the poorest counties in Kenya; Loyangalani is one of the poorest districts in Marsabit. The Project site was selected not only for its...