Speakers Pivotal to Kenyas Renewable Energy Discuss Leading Projects on Webinar
Exploring Kenyas Renewable Energy Opportunities free webinar took place on Tuesday 2nd February 2016, 2-3pm UK Time, 5-6pm Kenyan Time, where 3 speakers pivotal to Kenyas Renewable energy revolution discussed leading projects in Geothermal, Wind and Solar PV.
Ranked second amongst all African nations for investment in renewables, investments in Kenya totaled $4 Billion US at the end of 2015. Moreover financial support for renewable energy in Kenya is supported by political will, with the government targeting 5gw of Geothermal Power, 3gw of Wind and 500mw of Solar PV to be grid connected by 2030.
The webinar took place ahead of the Inaugural Kenyan International Renewable Energy Congress set for 3rd – 5th October, 2016; where Kenyas renewable energy will be showcased.
The speakers of the webinar were; Hezy Ram CEO Ram Energy, James Wakaba CEO Kinangop Wind Park and our very own Prof. Izael Da Silva – Deputy Vice Chancellor Strathmore University and the Director Strathmore Energy Research Centre (SERC)
Hezy Ram 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 – 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 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.
To access the free webinar and learn further click here.