Exploring Kenya’s Renewable Energy Opportunities
We recently hosted 3 leaders in the Kenyan renewable energy space in an exclusive 1 hour webinar. Showcasing ground breaking geothermal, wind and solar projects respectively you can click here to listen to the below speakers as they provide project updates, top tips and forecasts for the future of Kenya’s geothermal, wind and solar space.
Hezy Ram, CEO, Ram Energy – Akiiira Geothermal Limited project 140mw
The project is being developed in two 70MW phases with the first phase drilling commenced August 2015. Ram Energy Inc. has been extensively involved in the development process for the past three years primarily responsible for the technical and financial aspects of the project. Ram Energy Inc. expects a fully operation plant and commencement by year-end 2017.
James Wakaba, CEO, Kinangop Wind Park - 61mw wind farm in Central Kenya
Kinangop Wind Park is a $150 Million 61mw wind farm , whose investors are Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) of South Africa and Norwegian private equity from Norfund. The park will use GE turbines and has an agreement with Kenya Power to buy power as per the Feed in Tariffs developed by the Government of Kenya.
Prof. Izael Da Silva, Strathmore University – 600kw grid connected solar
The 600kw solar project at Strathmore University is the first ever to sign a PPA for solar generated electricity in Kenya. The 20 year PPA, signed in 2015 will see Kenya Power pay 12.36 Kenyan Shillings per unit of electricity. The project marks a landmark for solar PV in Kenya, and a blueprint for commercial, industrial and utility scale projects to come.