Lake Turkana Wind Project Generating 307MW to National Grid

Four months after the construction of the 436km Loiyangalani – Suswa transmission line was completed by KETRACO the project is now generating at 99% capacity according to the the LTWP consortium comprising 
KP&P Africa B.V and Aldwych International as co-developers, Investment Fund for Developing Countries, Vestas Eastern Africa Limited, Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd, KLP Norfund Investments AS  and Sandpiper.

The company made the announcement on January 14 substantially increasing the level of Kenya’s reliance of renewable energy and Wind Energy.

The project now comprises of 365 Wind Turbine Generators (WTGs), with a capacity of 850kW each, for a total project installed capacity of 310 MW connected via a 33kV collection grid to the substation; 365 Step-up Transformers 0.69/33 kV per Unit; a sectionalized 33kV Substation, Step-up Power Transformers 33/220(400) kV; three Dynamic Reactive Power Compensation Systems (Statcoms); a SCADA System; the LTWP Accommodation Village, which houses 148 people; 130km of internal access roads; and,
208km road from Laisamis to Sarima.

UPDATE: As at 8:23am this morning, #LTWP injected 307MW of clean energy into Kenya’s national grid. This is an incredible achievement to be celebrated by our team, our partners and the country as a whole. Hongera! #Windpower #CleanEnergy— Lake Turkana Wind Power (@LTWPOfficial) January 14, 2019

“LTWP, together with its Shareholders and Lenders, thanks the Government of Kenya, KPLC, KETRACO, it’s contractors, the local communities and all its employees for their dedication and close collaboration, which combined has made our dream a reality.”

Author: OilNews

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