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Lake Turkana Wind Power Project is a 310.25MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Marsabit, Kenya. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 2014 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in June 2018. Buy the profile here.

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The project was developed by Anset Africa and Lake Turkana Wind Power. Anergi International, BlackRock Alternative Investors, Milele Energy and Others are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 43.2%, 31.25%, 25.25% and 0.3% respectively.

The project generates 1,658,000MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 1,000,000 households, offsetting 736,615t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year.

The project has 44m high towers.

Development status

The project is currently active. The project construction commenced in 2014 and subsequently entered into commercial operation 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, starting from 2018. The contracted capacity is 310.25MW.

Contractors involved

Vestas Wind Systems was selected to render engineering procurement construction 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. The operation and maintenance contract commenced from 2018, for a period of 15 years.

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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. It operates in Kenya. LTWP is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.

This content was updated on 10 November 2023

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.