Kenya: Ground-breaking for Lake Turkana wind scheme

Issue 304 - 10 Jul 2015 | 2 minute read

President Uhuru Kenyatta officiated at the ground-breaking ceremony for the 310MW Lake Turkana Wind Power project on 2 July. The Lake Turkana Wind Power project company said in a statement that between 50MW and 90MW of capacity would be ready for commissioning by September 2016, with full commercial operation by June or July 2017. Evacuation of power from the E625m ($690m) project is dependent on completion of a 428km 400kV transmission line being built by the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) using E110m concessional funding from the Spanish government and E32m from the Kenyan national budget.

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