Kenya Power billed for idle wind farm

What you need to know:

  • The wind farm, the largest in Africa with a capacity of 310 megawatts, was supposed to inject the first 50 megawatts to the grid last October and the whole capacity by July this year.
  • The government had committed to link the mega wind park to the grid by January to allow the owners of the project to earn an income from power sales in time to pay bank loans in June.
  • Kenya Power managing director Ken Tarus said an inter-ministerial committee had been formed to address the matter.

The developers of Lake Turkana Wind Power project have started billing Kenya Power #ticker:KPLC every month for its failure to distribute their production due to lack of a transmission line.

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