Wind Now Powering Kenya

The current population of the Republic of Kenya is approximately 52.76 million people. In 2018, utilities used renewable energy (81%) and oil (19%) to generate electricity in the country. Geothermal, hydropower and wind are the primary sources of renewable energy in Kenya.

Kenya’s demand for energy has been increasing due to a steady growth in the population and the economy. Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta has announced plans for the utilities to move to 100% renewable energy by 2020.

On July 22, 2019, President Uhuru Kenyatta formerly opened the largest wind farm in Africa. The Lake Turkana Wind Power project is located approximately 300 miles north of the capital, Nairobi. The 310 MW capacity wind farm will now provide approximately 17% of Kenya’s electrical power.

Kenya has begun to develop the country’s significant renewable energy resources. In my opinion, Kenya is well on the way to meeting their 2020, 100% renewable energy goal.

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