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Lake Turkana Wind Power Economic Impact

Lake Turkana Wind Power(LTWP) is the largest private employer in Marsabit County to date having employed approximately 3,000 people.
Currently, LTWP employs 329 people, of whom 85% come from Marsabit County, 14% from other parts of Kenya and 1% from outside of Kenya.
The wind farm is the largest wind farm in Africa at a cost of €625 million. LTWP is Kenya’s largest single private investment in its history.
LTWP has reduced the country’s reliance on fuel imports from neighboring countries and saved more than €281 million between 2018 and 2021, due to reduced fuel imports, enabling continued economic growth of the country.
The windfarm adds renewable energy equivalent to 17% of Kenya’s installed electricity generating capacity.
It has upgraded more than 208 km of road from Laisamis to the wind farm site reducing road travel time from Nairobi to the Windfarm from 3 days to 12 hours, and between Sarima and Laisamis from 7 hours to 3 hours.
Support provided for schools include solar systems, water tanks, piping systems and construction of laboratories. These have increased retention of students and teachers by creating an environment more conducive to learning. Improved performance of girls in the Girls Secondary Schools in the area can be directly attributed to access to these facilities.

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  • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

    46 w

    good news

    • winnie nguru

      47 w

      This projects bears immense benefits. Like increasing student retention rate and girls improving on their performance. Who would have thought? This is so beautiful to see

      • Jane Wangui

        47 w

        @winnie_ngur it is beautiful

      • Munene Mugambi

        47 w

        I would like to see their power in the national grid making a difference to Kenyans

        • rosebellendiritu

          47 w

          These kinds of projects brings so much hope in Marsabit county in terms of employment and changing economic situation in the county

          • Jane Wangui

            47 w

            @rosebellendiritu its does create employment opportunities

          • Elizabeth Gathigia

            47 w

            These are good news indeed

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