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

LTWP achieves 75.8% capacity factor

March 2021 was a good month for us at LTWP, we achieved an average capacity factor of 75.8%, the highest in the 31 months that we have been in operation. Capacity factor is a unitless measurement of how much electricity a generation plant is producing over a given period. It is a ratio of how ... Read more...
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LTWP staff gets enhanced health cover

Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) has unveiled a new wellness programme for its staff. The programme, in a partnership with Liaison Group, Response-Med, and the National Organisation of Peer Educators (NOPE), will focus on the nutritional and physical health as well as the emotional, social and organisational wellness of the renewable energy firm’s 350 staff. ... Read more...
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Ambassador of the Kingdom of The Netherlands to Kenya visits LTWP

The ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Kenya, H.E. Amb. Maarten Brouwer, took a tour of Lake Turkana Wind Power, Kenya’s largest wind farm, during a visit to Northern Kenya. H.E Amb. Brouwer noted that LTWP is a visionary project that should inspire more investment in similar developmental initiatives. “It is impressive and ... Read more...
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LTWP celebrates International Women’s Day 2021

This year, LTWP joined the world in celebrating International Women’s Day by recognizing the women who choose to challenge the status quo by calling out gender bias and inequality, and providing additional tools for social, economic, cultural and political achievement. Celebrations began on 5th March with a talk by HR Specialist, Lucy Woldu, who spoke ... Read more...
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Lake Turkana Wind Power Ltd
P.O. Box 2114 - 00502,
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