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GE Renewable Energy has announced that it will provide 60 GE 1.7-103 turbines to the Kipeto project in Kenya. The 100MW Kipeto wind power project will provide clean energy to the national grid as a significant contribution to Kenya’s Vision 2030 and Big Four Agenda, and is expected to produce enough electricity to power the equivalent of 40 000 homes.

GE to provide advisory and technical services to Kenyan wind power project

Located south of Nairobi, in Kajiado, Kenya, the Kipeto wind power project is funded by equity from Actis and a Kenyan company, Craftskills Wind Energy International, alongside senior debt from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), and the United States government's development finance institution (DFI). The project was originally conceived by Craftskills Wind Energy International, with support from GE. AIIM and IFC InfraVentures co-developed the project with Craftskills from 2014 until early 2018, executing a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Kenya Power and Lighting in 2016.

GE Renewable Energy and GE Energy Financial Services (GE EFS) have partnered to provide technology and advisory support for the project. In addition to supplying the turbines, GE Renewable Energy will also provide operations and maintenance services for the wind turbines.

“Kipeto represents our ability to identify and connect capital from leading government agencies to emerging markets, and enable construction of GE’s wind projects in new markets. The project lays foundation for cleaner and more reliable energy for the local communities in the future,” says Subha Nagarajan, Managing Director of GE EFS Global Capital Advisory.

“GE is incredibly proud to be a part of this exciting endeavor. The Kipeto project is an important step forward in providing affordable, reliable clean energy to the region, and meeting Kenya’s renewable energy goals. We look forward to working with our partners on the journey for years to come,” adds Peter Wells, GE’s Onshore Wind Regional Director for Europe and sub-Saharan Africa.

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