OVERVIEW

The wind farm provides 310MW of reliable, low cost energy to Kenya’s national grid

The Lake Turkana Wind Power project is located in Loiyangalani District, Marsabit County, Kenya. It comprises of 365 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 850kW, and a high voltage substation that has been connected to the Kenyan national grid through an associated Transmission Line; constructed by the Kenyan Government.

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LOCATION

Located in Loiyangalani District, Marsabit County, Kenya

The Lake Turkana Wind Power project is located in Loiyangalani District, Marsabit County, Kenya. It is sited 600km from Nairobi, and takes 12 hours to drive to.

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WINDS OF CHANGE

Lake Turkana Wind Power and community engagement

Since inception, LTWP has been keen on ensuring that the community benefits from the project. As part of this commitment, LTWP established the Winds of Change Foundation.

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FAQs

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Providing reliable, low cost energy to Kenya

The Lake Turkana Wind Power project (i.e. ‘the Project’) is located in Loiyangalani District, Marsabit County, Kenya. It comprises of 365 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 850kW, and a high voltage substation that has been connected to the Kenyan national grid through an associated Transmission Line; constructed by the Kenyan Government.

The wind farm is providing reliable, low cost energy to Kenya’s national grid (i.e. approx. 17% of the country’s installed capacity), which 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.

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.

At Lake Turkana Wind Power, we care about our internal and external stakeholders. To ensure that our professional behaviour and activities reflect our philosophy, we uphold our core values of being Collaborative, Accessible, Respectful as well as always working to a high standard of Excellence, in a manner that is Safe.

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FEATURED VIDEOS

Kenya Shows the Way

Kenya is leading the way in terms of its focus on and dedication to renewable energy.

Wind Farm with Social Footprints

Insights in to the social footprints of the Lake Turkana Wind Power Project.

A Dream Come True

It took nine years of hard work to realise the dream of Africa’s largest windfarm in a windy, but very remote part of Kenya.

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Lake Turkana Wind Power Connected to the National Grid

Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) has been generating and supplying electricity in to the Kenyan national grid since September 2018, when construction of the 436km Loiyangalani – Suswa transmission line was completed by KETRACO. As of 1 December 2018, LTWP had generated 203,224,445 kwh of electricity. The various elements that make up the Project have ... Read more...
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LTWP Open Day: Elders, Women and Youth Representatives Visit Wind Farm Site

On 26 September 2018, LTWP hosted 82 elders, ladies and youth representatives from the wider project area to the wind farm site in Sarima, Marsabit County.
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LTWP/WoC hand over borehole and associated infrastructure to Ntil community

Together with its partners Terre des Hommes & DEG, LTWP’s Winds of Change Foundation (WoC) drilled and solar-equipped a borehole at Ntil.
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Connecting to the National Grid

Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) is delighted to announce that it has been notified by Kenya Power (KPLC) that KETRACO has informed KPLC that testing on one-circuit of the 428KM Loiyangalani – Suswa 220/400Kv transmission line and 400/33Kv sub-station will be completed this week. Accordingly, LTWP will commence the plant operation tests and commissioning of ... Read more...
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Lake Turkana Wind Power Ltd
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