Kenya's Lake Turkana Wind project receives approval after delays
The World Bank is one of the project's guarantors, and one of the requirements to gain permission for the build was to complete an environmental impact study. The studies are believed to be part of the delay in project finalization.
January 5, 2012
by Charlie Osborne
in Smart Planet
Construction of a 300 megawatt (MW) wind power project is expected to be finalized and begin in April this year, according to a senior company official.
Executive director Jenny Fletcher hopes the construction will start "within days", while registration agreements are finalized, and the project's financiers complete due diligence requirements required by the Kenyan government and guarantors.
After the anticipated Lake Turkana Wind Power project (LTWP) secured a power purchase agreement with Kenya Power & Lighting earlier this year, work was expected to begin last month. The company is a monopoly electricity distributor within Kenya, and is... [continue via Web link]