Wind power in Kenya
Wind power in Kenya contributes only a small amount of the country's electrical power. However, its share in energy production is increasing. Kenya aims to generate 2,036 MW of wind power, or 9% of the country's total capacity, by 2030.
Kenya has one major wind farm, Ngong Hills Wind Farm, located in Ngong, Kajiado County. It produces around 5.1 MW of electricity. It is owned by Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) and cost KES 1.6 billion (US $18 million) to construct.
Lake Turkana Wind Power
Kenya plans to build the largest wind farm in Africa, the Lake Turkana Wind Power consortium (LTWP). It aims to provide 300 MW of low-cost electrical power. With a projected cost of KES 70 billion (USD 800 million), it would be the largest single private investment in Kenya's history. This wind farm would allow Kenya to eliminate its thermal generating plants, saving KES 15.6 billion (US $180 million) per year on imported fuel. The project would stimulate the Kenyan economy by contributing KES 3 billion (US $35 million) every year in tax revenue, a total of KES 58.6 billion (US $673 million) over the life of the project. The project is estimated to create 2,500 temporary jobs during construction and 200 full-time jobs once the plant is operating.
Other wind power facilities in Kenya
|Ngong Wind I (Phase II)||6.8||Commissioned in April 2013|
|Isiolo Wind||150||Commissioned in July 2013|
|Marsabit Wind||50||Feasibility ongoing|
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