Kengen will soon commission its expanded Ngong wind power plant to scale up contribution from renewable sources. The wind farm, which was put up in three phases near Nairobi, has been generating 5.5MW to the national grid. Speaking in Naivasha yesterday, Kengen CEO Albert Mugo did not give the exact date of the launch.
He said wind generation constitutes one per cent of total generation. The Ngong phase II project, which started in 2009, was financed by Spain.
The 13.6MW wind power project cost 20 million Euros (Sh2.2 billion). Mugo said the government is committed to lowering electricity prices through renewable energy sources.
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NAIROBI, Kenya, July 27, 2015 /CNW/ – SkyPower, the world’s largest developer and owner of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) energy projects, signed a landmark agreement with the Kenyan Ministry of Energy and Petroleum for the development of 1 GW of world-class solar projects to be built in four phases in Kenya over the next five years.
The monumental US $2.2 billion agreement was signed in Nairobi, Kenya at the sixth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). Initiated by the U.S. government in 2010, the conference gathers entrepreneurs at all stages of business development, business leaders, mentors and high-level government officials to help increase support for innovators and job creators around the world.
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