Kenya: Google still in talks on Turkana Wind stake

Issue 397 - 26 Jul 2019 | 3 minute read

Google says it is still in negotiations with Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems over buying its 12.5% stake in the Lake Turkana wind farm, which was officially commissioned on 19 July. Google reached agreement in October 2015 with Vestas and Lake Turkana Wind Power Ltd (LTWP), the developers of the 310MW project, giving it the option of taking a stake once the project was complete. At the time the project was expected online in 2017, but it was hit by delays to the transmission line. When the plant started producing electricity last September, LTWP director Rizwan Fazal said Google had until June 2019 to decide.

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