Kipeto Energy PLC
In Kenya, the 100MW Kipeto Wind energy project is Kenya’s second largest wind project. It is based in the Esilanke area in Kajiado County, southwest of Nairobi and covers an area of approximately 70km2. The project consists of 60 GE turbines, generating an annual 380 GWh of energy supplying an estimated 250,000 households.
The wind farm and associated transmission line is sited on private Maasai land owned by over 90 families. The project has undertaken a number of initiatives with the local community including building 83 new homes for the landowners, creating over 400 jobs during the construction period and training over 200 people during the construction phase through a collaboration with Arcskills program. Kipeto is also the only power project in the country with a Community Trust structure in the project.
As part of its commitment to biodiversity and the environment, Kipeto also has one of the world’s most unique vulture conservation programs, with a full-time ornithologist and deputy ornithologist who lead a dedicated team of nearly 30 bird observers on site. This team works in close collaboration with the Kenyan Wildlife Service and a number of renowned avifauna organisations to ensure vulture conservation both at the Kipeto site and beyond.
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