Spain invests in Kenyan wind farm project

2 March 2010

Renewable energy in Kenya has received a boost following investment from Spain.

Lake Turkana Wind Power is Africa's largest wind power project, The East African reports.

The Spanish government's boost of $150 million (£100 million) will provide funds for the construction of the transmission line.

Arranged by the African Development Bank, the project will now see parts of northern Kenya undergo construction of transmission lines.

The publication explains that one-fifth of the country's energy generating capacity will come from the Lake Turkana Wind Power Project.

Over three stages the loan will be handed by the Spanish government to the project and will be repaid over a set period of time.

Morocco and Egypt are cited by the publication as the only other African countries to implement significant wind energy projects.

According to the wind farm project, it is "poised to provide 300 MW of clean power to Kenya's national electricity grid".

Category: Energy

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