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Solar and other renewables to grab bigger slice of Kenya’s clean energy pie

By on February 15, 2015 in Renewables, Solar, Wind with 0 Comments
Solar and other renewables to grab bigger slice of Kenya’s clean energy pie

Kenya is moving to boost its solar energy capacity, with a new plant now under construction aiming to start producing electricity for the national grid by January 2016. This heralds a shift in the balance of the country’s efforts to embrace renewable energy, which have so far focused on hydropower, geothermal and a small amount […]

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KIVA Loan Facilitates Growth of POWERGEN Micro-grids in Off-Grid Communities around Kenya

KIVA Loan Facilitates Growth of POWERGEN Micro-grids in Off-Grid Communities around Kenya

PowerGen, is a renewable energy company operating in Kenya to facilitate access to energy for off-grid communities. Originally through solar and wind solutions and now micro-grids, they are allowing communities to benefit from energy access as well as assisting to secure finance for its installation.     Working with GVEP’s advisory services team has enabled […]

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Largest Wind Farm in Africa finally set for construction in June 2014 – Kenya

By on March 26, 2014 in Renewables, Wind with 0 Comments

Construction of the delayed Lake Turkana Wind Power Project will begin in June 2014 after Monday’s signing of a financial package worth Sh76 billion(US$883m) provided by a number of multi-lateral lenders. The wind farm, which is to be the largest on the continent, will have a capacity of 300MW and is expected to help plug […]

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Ethiopia wind farm starts production

By on November 18, 2013 in Renewables, Wind with 0 Comments

Africa’s biggest wind farm has started production in Ethiopia, aiding efforts to diversify electricity generation from hydropower plants and help the country become a major regional exporter of energy.The country on the Horn of Africa is plagued by frequent blackouts. It plans to boost generating capacity from 2 000 megawatts (MW) to 10 000 MW […]

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General Electric now gets licence for 61MW Kinangop wind power farm

By on November 6, 2013 in Wind with 0 Comments
General Electric now gets licence for 61MW Kinangop wind power farm

General Electric is today set to get a licence to develop a wind power farm in Kinangop, paving the way for the start of construction of the 61 mega watts project. The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is set to issue the licence for the Sh12.7 billion ($150 million) project to be developed jointly by GE and Aeolus […]

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Kenyan firm Rea Vipingo contracts Germany’s EnBW to build wind power farm.

By on April 24, 2013 in Power, Wind with 0 Comments

Last year NSE listed agricultural firm Rea Vipingo announced plans to start producing wind power at the Kenyan Coast. The plan is to produce 48 megawatts of power from 24 turbines each with a capacity of 2MW and installed on 80 meters high towers in Kilifi County. EnBW Kraftwerke AG a German renewable energy company has won the tender to develop the […]

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IFC, Aldwych International, and Six Telecoms to Develop 100 MW Wind Farm in Tanzania

By on December 26, 2012 in Wind with 0 Comments
IFC, Aldwych International, and Six Telecoms to Develop 100 MW Wind Farm in Tanzania

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is partnering with Aldwych and Six Telecoms to develop a 100 MW wind farm in Singida, Tanzania, enhancing power supply reliability, decreasing the need for costly fuel imports, and helping fight climate change.  Being developed by project company Wind East Africa, the Singida project seeks to be […]

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More delays for Wind Power Project in Kenya

By on October 17, 2012 in Regulation, Wind with 0 Comments

A few months ago I wrote an article “Wind Power in Kenya why all the delays?” http://afrespost.com/wind-power-in-kenya-why-all-the-delays/, the article explored the reasons behind the delayed implementation of the 300MW Lake Turkana Wind Project (LTWP) and other wind projects in Kenya. Reading an article in today’s Business Dailythese delays are bound to persist.   This is […]

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Wind Power in Kenya why all the delays?

By on August 8, 2012 in Regulation, Wind with 0 Comments

Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) when completed is envisaged to be the largest wind farm in Africa with a capacity to produce 300 Megawatts (MW) of electricity in the Turkana region of Kenya. This is the same region where oil has recently been discovered in March 2012 by Anglo Irish company Tullow Oil. The project […]

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