Lake Turkana Wind Power
Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) is the largest windfarm in Africa and Kenya’s largest single private investment in its history.
Located in Marsabit County, Northern Kenya, it comprises 365 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 850KW, and a high voltage substation. With average windspeeds exceeding 11 m/s, LTWP has the capacity to supply up to 310 MW of clean, reliable, low-cost energy to the national grid, reducing the country’s reliance on fuel imports and thus enabling economic growth.
LTWP currently provides approximately 14% of Kenya’s installed capacity through a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement with The Kenya Power and Lighting Company and mitigates CO2 emissions equal to 740,000 tCO2 on average, annually.
It is the largest private employer in Marsabit County, currently employing 341 people, of whom 85% come from Marsabit County, 14% from other parts of Kenya and 1% from outside Kenya.
LTWP also has a registered NGO, Winds of Change, whose primary focus is to enhance education, improve access to health and water, as well as support community livelihood development activities, which has to date completed over 85 such community projects.