Wind power in Africa

Interesting – I wasn’t aware of Africa’s largest wind project.
Kenya’s Lake Turkana Wind Power project – set to become Africa’s largest wind farm – looks to be back on track after securing financing through a new shareholding structure.
The project now appears to be co-funded by private sector firms and the African Development Bank.
The 300-megawatt, $625 million project is expected to begin providing 50 megawatts of power to the Kenyan national grid by June 2011. Once in full operation, the project could provide roughly a third of Kenya’s current peak demand of 1,089 megawatts.
Not at the scale of Desertec, of course, but worth keeping an eye on. I predict that if it does get up and running, the intermittency will nevertheless frustrate some locals.

Via Green Inc.

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