POWERGLOBE QATAR helps Kenya to develop a wind farm project of 60MW in Kinangop, Nyandarua County. This project is the first wind farm initiated by a private sector in Kenya. The total project generation capacity will be 60,8 MW wind (30×1.6MWGE turbines, already purchased and on the ground). The farm average wind speed is 8.1 m/s (80m mast). Tariff already agreed with off-taker, KPLC and Kenya Power, for 20 years PPA. Energy in Kenya describes energy and electricity production, consumption, import and export in Kenya. Kenya’s current effective installed (grid connected) electricity capacity is 2,299 MW as at March 2015.Electricity supply is predominantly sourced from hydro and fossil fuel (thermal) sources.
Just until recently the country lacked significant domestic reserves of fossil fuel. The country has over the years had to import substantial amounts of crude oil and natural gas. This might change with the discovery of oil reserves in Kenya, which relied on oil imports to meet about 42 percent of its energy needs in 2010. As of the end of June 2016, 55% of Kenyans were connected to the National grid, which is one of the highest connection rates in Sub-Saharan Africa.Per capita consumption in domestic households however, remains low.
Sources: Kenya Power, CGTN, Kenya News, Reuters, Global Energy News.