Connecting to the national grid

Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) is delighted to announce that it has been notified by KETRACO via Kenya Power (KPLC) that testing on one circuit of the 428 km Loiyangalani – Suswa 220/400Kv transmission line and 400/33Kv substation will be completed this week. Accordingly, LTWP will commence the plant operation tests and commissioning of the wind farm and begin to generate electricity for supply into the national grid in the coming days. We also look forward to the imminent completion of the second circuit of the transmission line.

This is a huge milestone in the lifespan of a groundbreaking and transformational project, hoped to inspire other African countries in following suit and leading the continent towards a greener and more sustainable future. Via the use of innovative technology that harnesses energy from the wind, LTWP will provide a low-cost, reliable and clean source of electricity that can light up one million households across the country.

And by selling this renewable energy at a significantly reduced rate to KPLC, this project will contribute towards lowering the cost of electricity to Kenyans; will save the government close to €170 million yearly (KES 20 billion) on fuel imports by displacing power from HFO and diesel-generated thermal plants; and, finally, will provide Kenyan businesses with the power to grow and be competitive in the global arena.

LTWP is Kenya’s largest private sector investment to-date and one of the most complex energy financing projects undertaken in sub-Saharan Africa. LTWP is proud to showcase this project whose success could not have been achieved without the solid partnership and support of the government of Kenya, KPLC, KETRACO, the ERC, the communities of Marsabit County, our financiers and local and international contractors.

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