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November 26, 2021

Lake Turkana Wind Power Project, Kenya

By Carmen

Lake Turkana Wind Power Project is a 310.25MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Marsabit, Kenya. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in June 2018.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Onshore 310.25 310.25 Active Marsabit, Kenya Anset Africa; Lake Turkana Wind Power


The project was developed by Anset Africa and Lake Turkana Wind Power. The project is currently owned by Lake Turkana Wind Power.

The project generates 1,250GWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 1,000,000 households, offsetting 736,615t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $678m.

The project has 44m high towers.

Development Status

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The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in June 2018.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Kenya Power and Lighting under a power purchase agreement. The power is sold at the rate of $0.081kWh for a period of 20 years. The contracted capacity is 310.25MW.

Contractors Involved

Vestas Wind Systems was selected to render EPC services for the wind power project.

Vestas Wind Systems was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company provided 365 units of V52-850 kW turbines, each with 0.85MW nameplate capacity.

Vestas Wind Systems is the O&M contractor for the wind power project for a period of 15 years.

About Anset Africa

Anset Africa Limited is a project development and management company involved in projects in the field of solid waste management, sustainable energy (biogas), road construction, tourism, telecommunications and humanitarian assistance.

About Lake Turkana Wind Power

Lake Turkana Wind Power Ltd (LTWP) is a renewable energy company that finances, constructs, owns and operates wind power projects. The company’s projects comprise wind turbines, associated overhead grid collection systems and high voltage substations. It also works with other energy company and co-developers for developing countries, and finish fund for industrial co-operations. LTWP also offers access road network in and around the site for construction, operations and maintenance. The company’s social and environmental programs offer wind farms and road rehabilitation projects, associated ketraco transmission line project and final sirima rap. LTWP is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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