Ngong Hills Wind Power Station

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Ngong Hills Wind Power Station
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Ngong Hills Wind Power Station
Country Kenya
Location Ngong, Kajiado County
Coordinates 01°22′52″S 36°38′08″E / 1.38111°S 36.63556°E / -1.38111; 36.63556Coordinates: 01°22′52″S 36°38′08″E / 1.38111°S 36.63556°E / -1.38111; 36.63556
Status Operational
Commission date 1993
Power generation
Nameplate capacity 25.5 MW
Annual net output 12 GW.h

Ngong Hills Wind Power Station, also Ngong Hills Wind Farm, is a wind-powered power station in Kenya.The firm is the only operational wind power station in the country and the only wind power station connect to the national power grid.

Location[edit]

The power station is located in the northern foothills of Ngong Hills, near the town of Ngong, in Kajiado County, approximately 35 kilometres (22 mi), by road, southwest of Nairobi, the capital and largest city in Kenya.[1] The coordinates of the power station are:1°22'51.9"S, 36°38'08.0"E (Latitude:-1.381071; Longitude:36.635542).[2] The wind is strongest in the evening and in March, and weakest in the morning and in July, contrasting with Lake Turkana Wind Power Station.[3]

History[edit]

Ngong Hills Power Station was initially commissioned in 1993 with two wind turbines donated by the government of Belgium. After those two turbines were retired, the installation of new hardware led to a second commissioning in August 2009, with capacity of 5.1 MW.[4] Beginning in 2013, Kenya Electricity Generating Company, who own and operate the wind farm and power station began adding new turbines and by 2015, when the work was completed, the power station's generation capacity had increased to 25.5 megawatts.[5][6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GFC (28 January 2016). "Distance between Nairobi, Kenya and Ngong Hills Nature Reserve, Kajiado, Kenya". Globefeed.com (GFC). Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  2. ^ Google (28 January 2016). "Location of Ngong Hills Wind Power Station" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  3. ^ Hindpal S. Jabbal. Basic Principles of Least-Cost Planning & Regional Interconnection in EA Countries, page 13-14
  4. ^ KENGEN (2009). "Kenya Electricity Generating Company: Ngong Hills Power Station". Nairobi: Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KENGEN). Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  5. ^ TSNO (24 July 2014). "KenGen to increase Ngong wind power firm by an extra twenty megawatts". The Standard Newspaper Online (TSNO). Nairobi. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  6. ^ CRO (12 August 2015). "Constructed Ngong wind power plant is to be commissioned in Kenya". Construction Review Online. Retrieved 28 January 2016.

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