Lake Turkana Wind Power Project $700 Million taking shape nicely-Only 205 days remain

The Lake Turkana Wind Power Project (LTWP) is the single largest private investment in Kenya’s history. The wind farm covers 40,000 acres (162 km ²) and is located in Loiyangalani District, Marsabit County.

The Kshs 70 billion ($700 Million) wind farm aims to provide 310MW of reliable, low cost wind power to Kenya’s national grid, equivalent to approximately 18 per cent of the country’s current installed electricity generating capacity. On completion, the project will comprise 365 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 850 kW, the associated overhead electric grid collection system and a high voltage substation that will be connected to the national grid. The power produced will be bought at a fixed price by Kenya Power & Lighting Company Ltd (KPLC) over a 20-year period in accordance with the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the latter.

The project proponent is the LTWP consortium comprising KP&P Africa B.V. and Aldwych International ( http://www.aldwych-international.com/ ) as co-developers, Investment Fund for Developing Countries ( http://www.ifu.dk/en ), Vestas Eastern Africa Limited (https://www.vestas.com/), Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd ( http://www.finnfund.fi/en_GB/etusivu/ ) , KLP Norfund Investments AS (http://www.norfund.no/regional-global/klp-norfund-…) and Sandpiper.

http://ltwp.co.ke/

This project alone at 310 MW will be bigger than Tz biggest power plant kidatu which is at 204MW
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Lake Turkana wind power project way ahead of schedule with 44 Turbines up

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WOW!! Reminds me of the Dutchies and their windmills lined upo like soldiers…

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Oh yeah, the short-sighted fools of Kinangop let their wind project get away…

http://www.constructionkenya.com/2341/kinangop-wind-park-power-project/

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Wow! Inaitwa windfarm! Sasa wasanii wamepata site mpya ya kushoot video zao!

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Hehehe!
I see what you did there! I like that!

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They are stalking us here so lets give them the comparative info between Tz dreams and Kenya actual reality. This project has stalled for years over bureaucracy such as Kenya Power power sales agreement, transmission line, upgrade of the road to the site and letters of guarantee to act as insurance policy. Well it was all sorted out by this Jubilee gov. They also faced challenges from diesel powered emergency generators cartel but their end is near.

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@spear wewe ni Jubilee damu lakini pia msee wa nguvu. Nakushukuru sana.

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and busybodies who didn’t want KETRACO lines to pass over Kuki Galman’s wildlife sanctuary in laikipia because they were going to be a danger to the grey speckled African Finch…

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With the myriad of ongoing infrastructure development projects, Kenya is surely on the rise…proud to be Kenyan!!

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Magufuli atasisitiza hapa si Kenya.

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This is really nice. I hear those wind turbines can be loud as fuck. Obviously for this project noise isn’t a problem coz it’s in the middle of nowhere, but is it a legitimate concern if the project is located in a more populous area? Ama nowadays there’re “smart”, less noisy turbines?

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Extremist nature conservatives. All other birds have survived in bigger windmill farms why the exception here.

Imagine in 5 years from now how far we will be. Now project 10 years. Our economy continues to grow well, tax revenue is also growing, FDI at its peak and the ongoing infrastructure programs across the country.

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Hiyo African Finch ni mpoka?

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I don’t know but you have given me another topic to research on in my free time.

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ni kadoogo kanatoshana na kichwa cha mboo…

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Basi haitoshi mpoka!

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kwanza ukikatoa feathers sijui unaeza kashika wapi…

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From www.gereports.com

Because wind turbines are such a great source of clean, renewable energy, they’re usually greeted with a great deal of enthusiasm. But some complaints have been made that they can cause too much noise for residents living within a mile of the blades.

So just how noisy are these turbines?

The closest that a wind turbine is typically placed to a home is 300 meters or more. At that distance, a turbine will have a sound pressure level of 43 decibels. To put that in context, the average air conditioner can reach 50 decibels of noise, and most refrigerators run at around 40 decibels.

At 500 meters (0.3 miles) away, that sound pressure level drops to 38 decibels. In most places, according to Keith Longtin of GE Renewable Energy, background noise ranges from 40 to 45 decibels, meaning that a turbine’s noise would be lost amongst it. For the stillest, most rural areas, Longtin says the background noise is 30 decibels. At that level, a turbine located about a mile away wouldn’t be heard.

For a complete run down of louder-than-a-fridge but quieter-than-a-blender context points, check out the graphic above.

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Kwa hivyo Diesel generators are not run by Kengen ? Ama ni contractors wao ?

Kengen are only contracted to maintain them while the billionaires are shafting us for our power bills. One belong to biwott (located at outering/jogoo road) contract was extended by President Moi a day before he left office for 20 years. Aggreko power from UK at Muhoroni supplying Nyanza (shut down recently), Aga Khan Tsavo terminal in mombasa supplying coast, wanjigi owned Rabai power plant in coast and Thika power plant. Wanjigi has spent big to frustrate the over-leave agreement between maa community in Naivasha to connect the excess geothermal power to coast by the proposed Ketraco high voltage power lines. CS Keter finally pushed the deal through a few weeks ago. Now those diesel plants will either shut down themselves or remain idle until Kenya power request for emergency power after a national shutdown. Wanjigi managed to get the contracts extended but its not a must to buy it from those plants if Kenya Power has sufficient power of its own.

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Jet airliners make noise too, but nobody can do without them today.