Posts Tagged ‘Kenya’

Kenya: Taxpayer Billions to Bail Out Spanish Power Line Builder

Kenyan taxpayers have been forced to bail out a debt-ridden Spanish contractor building the Lake Turkana Wind power transmission line to ensure the project is completed by June. Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter said the government has moved in to pay subcontractors and suppliers owed by Madrid-based Isolux, the firm which bagged the tender for […]

Kenya: Govt Seeks to End Kinangop Wind Power Tussle

The protracted legal battle pitting the government and a private company registered in the British Virgin Islands which was to construct a Sh13 billion wind power farm in Kinangop, Nyandarua County, could be resolved soon. The government has crafted an out-of-court settlement to resolve the dispute with Kinangop Wind Park and its financiers in order […]

Kenya to launch largest wind farm in Africa

This is after Lake Turkana Wind Power so far installed 155 turbines of 365 turbines in the past six months with the project expected to be completed by June next year. Lake Turkana Wind Power General Manager, Phylip Leferink says the completion of the project will play a key role in Kenya's energy supply thus […]

Kenya: Google to Invest Sh4 Billion in Lake Turkana Wind Power Project

Google has said it will invest up to Sh4 billion in a wind power project, expected to generate 310MW of clean energy, at Loiyangalani, Marsabit county. The company will partner will investors including Overseas Private Investment Corporation, US government’s development finance institution and Vestas in the Lake Turkana Wind Power project. View full post on […]

Africa’s largest windfarm set to connect remote Kenya to the grid

Lake Turkana’s fierce winds have plagued villagers for generations, now they have inspired plans for Kenya’s most ambitious infrastructure project in 50 years – a 310MW windfarm, that they said was an impossible dream With its spectacular jade waters ringed by ochre red volcanic hills, Lake Turkana, a desert lake in Kenya’s rugged northerly corner […]

Kenya launches Africa’s biggest wind power project

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta broke the ground on Thursday to kick-off the construction of Africa’s biggest wind power project at Lake Turkana in northwest Kenya. The project is expected to cost the East African country some $700 million and is backed by a large number of investors from around the world. View full post on […]

Kenya: Uhuru Kicks Off Africa’s Biggest Wind Power Project in Marsabit

President Uhuru Kenyatta has broken ground to start Africa’s biggest wind power project in Laisamis, Marsabit County, as Kenya took giant steps in asserting its position as a leader in green energy production globally. The project is also the biggest single private sector initiative on the African Continent, costing 623 million euros , with a […]

Kenya: Kenya Approves Funding for Turkana Wind Power Project

Kenya’s National Treasury has signed a 52-billion shilling public-private partnership agreement to construct the 300-megawatt Turkana Wind Power Project, Kenya’s The Standard reported Tuesday . Private sector signatories include the African Development Bank, Standard Chartered Bank Kenya, Kenya Electricity Transmission Company and Lake Turkana Wind Power. View full post on Wind Power News

Kenya to generate over half of its electricity through solar power by 2016

Government invests $1.2bn jointly with private companies to build solar power plants across the country Kenya has identified nine sites to build solar power plants that could provide more than half the country’s electricity by 2016. Construction of the plants, expected to cost $1.2bn (£73m), is set to begin this year and initial design stages […]

Kenya: Kengen Shareholders Approve Plans to Raise Capital

Kenya Electricity Generating Company shareholders have approved plans by the company to raise new capital to finance power projects in 2014. View full post on Wind Power News