Turkana Wind Power project

Wind turbines at the Lake Turkana Wind Power project on July 19, 2019.

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How the chase for cheaper power from Lake turkana project turned elusive

What you need to know:

  • Reliance on expensive thermal energy was over 40 percent, geothermal was not as significant and hydro was too weather-reliant to guarantee steady supply.
  • The Sh70 billion project would not only inject clean power into the grid but was also billed as a cheaper option for the country whose consumers were constantly demanding cheaper electricity.

In 2011 when whispers of a wind power project in Kenya began to get louder, the country was struggling with its generation mix.


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