Lake Turkana Wind Power Project Set To Produce 20% Power in Kenya
Wind generated electricity promotes cost-effective and renewable production of energy. With this in mind, Mr. Kannan Dhanushkodi – Senior Service Manager Vestas Company, discussed Green Energy from Wind; the Turbine OEM Perspective.
Hosted by Strathmore Energy Research Centre (SERC), and attended by experts and enthusiasts in energy, Vestas, is the only Global Energy Company dedicated exclusively to wind energy.
Their current project The Lake Turkana Wind Power Project (LTWP), located in Loiyangalani District, is set to produce 20% power in Kenya from the 310 megawatt turbines installed. This project is the single largest investment by the private sector in Kenyas history.
While explaining the technological aspect of the LTWP, Mr. Kannan stated that one of their biggest challenge is in providing human safety as a manufacturing company, an issue that is derived from the kind of machinery used. Nonetheless, the new project will help Kenya tap more electricity power, improving its supply worldwide.
SERC is an institution that was established in July 2012, with the aim of carrying out high quality research and technical training as well as consultancy services in the energy sector in Kenya. The institution effectively offers its services to the government, private sector and the general public.
The insightful gathering ended with a Q&A session where further discussions on the benefits of LTWP were discussed with the participants.