The Lake Turkana Wind Power Project (LTWP) is the single largest private investment in Kenya’s history. The wind farm covers 40,000 acres (162 km ²) and is located in Loiyangalani District, Marsabit County.
The Ksh70 billion wind farm aims to provide 310MW of reliable, low cost wind power to Kenya’s national grid, equivalent to approximately 18 per cent of the country’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 & Lighting Company Ltd (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 (http://www.aldwych-international.com/) as co-developers, Investment Fund for Developing Countries (http://www.ifu.dk/en), Vestas Eastern Africa Limited (https://www.vestas.com/), Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd (http://www.finnfund.fi/en_GB/etusivu/) , KLP Norfund Investments AS (http://www.norfund.no/regional-global/klp-norfund-...) and Sandpiper.
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