Kenya’s Lake Turkana Wind Power project nears completion

Kenya’s pursuit for cheaper power is beckoning with US$ 6.8 billion Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) project expected in the second quarter of 2016.

Phylip Leferink, General Manager of the project said he is pleased with the advancement in the haulage of turbines to the site from the port of Mombasa and between May and June the firm will be set to add more power to the national grid.

He stated once the transmission lines are ready, the project may start a month in advance .“We have installed more than 200 turbines in the past six months, out of the wind 365 turbines required on completion,” he said.

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140MW geothermal power plant in Kenya to be constructed

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has plans to construct 140MW geothermal power plant in Kenya before the end of 2016.

Abel Rotich, KenGen Geothermal Development Director, said that his organization has already secured funding to the tune of US$300m for the construction of the geothermal power plant in Kenya.

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POWERING THE FUTURE OF AFRICA

POWER & ENERGY and SOLAR AFRICA, East Africa’s largest exhibition taking place on 11 - 13 April at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi, Kenya; 12 – 14 May at the Millenium Hall in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; 12 - 14 July at the Kigali Convention Center in Kigali, Rwanda and 16 - 18 August at the Mlimani City Conference Centre in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. The show has not only witnessed a 45% increase in exhibitors as well as visitor attendance over the past two years but has also grown right alongside of the exhibitors, building the trust that is required to ensure the permanence of the event. Expogroup announced the launch of Power & Energy and Solar Africa in Rwanda and Ethiopia on the occasion of their 20th anniversary in Africa.

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Construction of Ethiopia-Kenya power transmission line begins

A Chinese firm has began the construction of a major power transmission line project within Ethiopia. The firm China Electric Power Equipment and Technology (CET) announced Monday that it had officially commenced the construction of the Ethiopia-Kenya power transmission line

Expected to cost USD1.26 billion the Ethiopia-Kenya power transmission line is financed by the African Development Bank. It runs about 1,045km, of which 445km is within Ethiopia’s territory and the rest in Kenya.

The 500 KV transmission line will have the transmitting capacity of 2,000 MW.

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