Kenya has opened its largest wind power plant which is said to be the largest in African continent. The wind power plant is expected to boost the country’s energy supply. The project is also expected to reduce cost of electricity.
A wind farm of 365 turbines located on the shores of lake Turkana in Northern Kenya has been designed to boost Kenya’s electricity supply by 13%, President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta revealed on 19th of July 2019 when the project was launched.
President Kenyatta, who has announced plans to move the country to 100 percent green energy by 2020, said power from the $775m wind farm would help the government reach its goals of ensuring housing, healthcare, jobs and food security to all citizens. “Today marks an important milestone in the country’s steady march towards achieving self-sufficiency in power production,” Mugo Kibati, chairman of the Lake Turkana Wind Power, a private consortium that runs the plant noted.
The wind power plant is also in quest to reduce dependence on fossil fuel and to move the nations dream to attain a 100% green energy next year.
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