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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Our FAQs will address any queries you may have about the project.

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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.

 

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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.

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Wind Farm with Social Footprints

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

PRESS

Annual Sustainability Report

We have produced our inaugural Annual Sustainability Report. This first report covers the construction period (October 2014 – September 2018) and our first full year of operations (September 2018 – December 2019). This report has been put together by the different departments of LTWP and defines sustainability as it applies to us and to our ... Read more...
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World Environment Day 2020

LTWP observes World Environmental Day – the international day dedicated to creating and advocating worldwide awareness and action for protection of the environment. The day is commemorated annually on the 5th of June. The 2020 theme for the World Environmental Day is “Biodiversity” which focuses on the importance of the harmonious interaction between different species of both ... Read more...
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LTWP Provides Support to Communities in Marsabit County During COVID-19 Pandemic

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to rise, LTWP, through the Winds of Change Foundation has provided support to the communities around the Wind Farm and in the wider Marsabit County to prevent transmission and infection with the virus. In line with guidelines provided by the World Health Organization and the Ministry of ... Read more...
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LTWP Observes World Day for Safety and Health at Work

LTWP celebrated the 2020 World Day for Health and Safety at Work against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. The day set aside by the International Labour Organization (ILO) is observed on the 28th of April each year and seeks to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. At LTWP, we recognize our responsibility ... Read more...
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CONTACTS

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+254 (0)20 221 3493

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

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