The Kenya Power & Lightning Company has just signed an agreement to buy the production of the Bahari wind power plant. The approval will be valid for 20 years. The infrastructure will have a capacity of 90 MW and will be located in Mpeketoni, in the coastal region of Lamu.
The construction works will be carried out by Elicio NV united in a consortium with the developer Kenwind. The two companies have obtained from the Kenyan government the development, construction and operation of the plant that will be their property.
According to Elicio NV, the conclusion of this energy buyback contract will facilitate the mobilization of the funds necessary for the project. The wind power plant is, in fact, expected to cost $ 180 million. The works are scheduled to start in 2022.
The Bahari wind power plant will be the third in terms of power in the country behind the Lake Turkana wind power plant (310 MW) inaugurated last summer and the Kipeto wind farm (100 MW) which is still under construction.
Source: Agence Ecofin