Biggest Wind Farm in Africa Slated for Kenya

A 300-megawatt wind farm, the Lake Turkana Wind Power Project, is being developed in Kenya in the hope of decreasing the country's greenhouse gas emissions and developing alternative energy sources. Work has already begun on the $891 million project, funded by KenGen and KBC Bank NV of Belgium.  

Damaris Mungai, program associate for the United Nation Environmental Program's Kenya Country Program, said, “Investing in wind energy means that we are in control of the price of electricity once the wind farm is developed.” The clean nature of wind energy aids Kenya's goal of reducing their emission levels as set out in the Kyoto Protocol. 

Mungai noted four areas that will benefit from the creation of the wind farm: climate change, energy security, economy, and safety.  

Completion of the wind farm is expected by September 30, 2012. 

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