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 Wind Farm’) is located in Loiyangalani District, Marsabit County, Kenya. It comprises 365 wind turbines - each with a capacity of 850kW, and a high voltage substation. The Wind Farm is connected to the Kenyan national grid through a 435km associated transmission line; constructed by the Government of Kenya through the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO).

The Wind Farm is providing reliable, low cost energy to Kenya’s national grid – approximately  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 (PPA).

The  Wind Farm 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.

 

FEATURED VIDEOS

Powering the Nation

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.

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.

PRESS

Lake Turkana Wind Power Partners with Clir Renewables to Optimize Africa’s Largest Wind Farm

Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP), leaders in African renewable energy generation, has announced a partnership agreement with Clir Renewables, the leading provider of performance assessment software for renewable energy.  Clir will enhance LTWP’s wind farm performance tracking and support its Kenya-based team in realizing potential opportunities for optimization. Kenya has committed to meeting a growing ... Read more...
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Winds of Change partners with National Beekeeping Institute to improve livelihoods through beekeeping training

Winds of Change Foundation (WoC), in partnership with the National Bee Keeping Institute of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives conducted a beekeeping training for the residents of Laisamis Constituency between 14th and 18th December 2020. The training equipped the trainees with the necessary skills to start, manage and improve their income through ... Read more...
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Winds of Change hands over dormitory and ablution block to Arapal community

This girls’ only dormitory and ablution block project was constructed in Arapal Primary School to serve the girl-child, who has been perpetually at risk of dropping out of school. The solar powered dormitory is equipped with 92 beds and a matron’s room. The stand-alone ablution block was also constructed, with 10 bathrooms and 10 washrooms, ... Read more...
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LTWP attends Mt. Kulal tree planting and explores new ways for environmental conservation

LTWP is exploring new ways to contribute to a greener environment. In addition to the 700,000 tonnes of carbon emissions the wind power farm has saved the country since coming online, LTWP intends to contribute to the reforestation of the MT. Kulal biosphere reserve in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organisations, and other stakeholders. ... Read more...
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CONTACTS

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Lake Turkana Wind Power Ltd
P.O. Box 2114 - 00502,
Karen, Nairobi,
Kenya

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