Uhuru launches Africa’s top wind farm
- PSCU 20th Jul 2019 19:36:57 GMT +0300
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday commissioned the Lake Turkana Wind Power farm, Africa’s largest wind power project, with an installed capacity of 310 megawatts of clean, reliable and low cost electricity.
At the same time, the president commissioned the 428-kilometre high voltage power transmission line as well as the upgrading of Loyangalani to South Horr road.
In the last eight months, the wind power project has saved Kenyans more than Sh8 billion from reduced usage of the expensive diesel generated thermal power.
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President Kenyatta, speaking at the event also attended by Deputy President William Ruto, said the commissioning of the project was a proud moment for the country.
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