GE Renewable Energy to support Kenyan onshore wind project

GE Renewable Energy and GE Energy Financial Services (EFS) have agreed to provide technology and advisory support to an onshore wind project in Kenya.

The companies will provide 60 turbine units to the Kipeto wind power project, a 100MW facility located South of Nairobi in Kajiado that is being developed by Kipeto Energy.

The project is reported to be the second largest wind energy project in the country, and will power approximately 40,000 homes in the region when it begins commercial operations in 2020.

GE Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa Onshore Wind regional director Peter Wells said: “GE is incredibly proud to be a part of this exciting endeavour.

“The Kipeto project is an important step forward in providing affordable, reliable clean energy to the region, and meeting Kenya’s renewable energy goals. We look forward to working with our partners on the journey for years to come.”

In addition to the turbines, GE Renewable Energy has agreed to provide operations and maintenance services for the wind turbines.

Kipeto Energy signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with Kenya Power in 2016 for the power produced at the Kipeto wind project.