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GE Renewable Energy’s Kipeto Wind Power Project

Project Overview:

  • Project Name: Kipeto Wind Power Project
  • Capacity: 100 megawatts (MW)
  • Location: Kajiado County, Kenya
  • Turbines: GE Renewable Energy will provide 60 highly efficient GE 1.7-103 turbines.
  • Transmission Line: A 17 km (220 kV) transmission line will carry the power to the Isinya substation.
  • Equivalent Homes Powered: The project will provide clean energy to approximately 40,000 homes in the region.
  • Significance: A significant contribution to Kenya’s Vision 2030 and Big Four Agenda.

Key Points:

  1. Clean Energy: The Kipeto wind power project aims to provide clean, reliable energy to Kenya’s national grid.
  2. Financial Support: The project received equity funding from Actis and Craftskills Wind Energy International, along with senior debt from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a U.S. government development finance institution.
  3. Commercial Operation: The project is expected to reach commercial operation in 2020.
  4. Job Opportunities: During construction, over 400 job opportunities will be created, with an additional 70 permanent jobs during the operational phase.

GE Renewable Energy’s commitment to sustainable energy underscores its role in shaping Kenya’s energy landscape. As the Kipeto wind farm comes to life, it brings us closer to a greener, more resilient future for Kenya.

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