Posted on :Monday , 17th February 2020
Kenya Power has signed a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with a Lamu-based wind power company.
The wind farm is owned by Baharini Wind Power Company which is backed by Belgiumâ€™s Elicio Company and Kenyaâ€™s Kenwind Holdings Limited.
The initial plan includes setting up 38 wind turbines which will produce 90 megawatt (MW). The wind farm is planned on a 3,206-acre land at Baharini Village, about 40 kilometres from the new Kililana Lamu Port South Sudan Ethiopia Transport (Lapsset) project.
â€œWe are pleased that finally, the PPA has been issued by Kenya Power. Thatâ€™s enough indication that the project is viable,â€ said Susan Nandwa, Bahariniâ€™s power project director.
â€œThe wind farm is crucial since it will bring about regional transformation bearing in mind that the power generated will be supplied to the Lapsset project in Kililana.â€