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100MW Kipeto wind power project reaches financial close

18 December 2018

  • Kipeto project will be second largest wind power project in Kenya
  • The project will supply 100MW of clean energy to the national grid as a significant contribution to Kenya’s Vision 2030 and Big Four Agenda
  • With support from USAID Power Africa, the project has developed and initiated a Biodiversity Action Plan, which is designed around the international best practice outlined in the IFC environmental performance standards
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GE Connects Financing and Turbine Technology to its Flagship Onshore Wind Project in Sub-Sahara Africa

18 December 2018

  • GE's flagship onshore wind project in Sub-Sahara Africa — 60 1.7-103 units
  • GE EFS and Renewable Energy partner to deliver 100MW wind power project in Kenya
  • Kipeto will produce enough electricity to power the equivalent of 40,000 homes
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Project Development & Execution

Taiba N’Diaye Marketplace Inauguration Hosted by Lekela as Senegal’s First Utility-Scale Wind Farm Commences Construction

18 December 2018

Lekela recently welcomed 200 members of the local community in Taiba N’Diaye, Senegal, to an inauguration ceremony for the newly built Mbayenne marketplace, which was carried out as part of Lekela’s community investment programme.
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Parc Eolien Taiba N’Diaye celebrates groundbreaking on West Africa’s first utility scale wind farm

6 December 2018

  • Construction of West Africa’s first utility-scale wind power project moves into full swing
  • 158.7 MW Parc Eolien Taiba N’Diaye positions Senegal as a pioneer of clean, reliable, competitively priced power that can be delivered quickly to the national grid.
  • Project is combining delivery of power for 2 million Senegalese with extensive local socio-economic impact over the project life
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Business & FinanceMORE ❯
  • Kipeto project will be second largest wind power project in Kenya
  • The project will supply 100MW of clean energy to the national grid as a significant contribution to Kenya’s Vision 2030 and Big Four Agenda
  • With support from USAID Power Africa, the project has developed and initiated a Biodiversity Action Plan, which is designed around the international best practice outlined in the IFC environmental performance standards
MORE ❯
OrderMORE ❯
  • GE's flagship onshore wind project in Sub-Sahara Africa — 60 1.7-103 units
  • GE EFS and Renewable Energy partner to deliver 100MW wind power project in Kenya
  • Kipeto will produce enough electricity to power the equivalent of 40,000 homes
MORE ❯
Project Development & ExecutionMORE ❯
Lekela recently welcomed 200 members of the local community in Taiba N’Diaye, Senegal, to an inauguration ceremony for the newly built Mbayenne marketplace, which was carried out as part of Lekela’s community investment programme.
MORE ❯
Project Development & ExecutionMORE ❯
  • Construction of West Africa’s first utility-scale wind power project moves into full swing
  • 158.7 MW Parc Eolien Taiba N’Diaye positions Senegal as a pioneer of clean, reliable, competitively priced power that can be delivered quickly to the national grid.
  • Project is combining delivery of power for 2 million Senegalese with extensive local socio-economic impact over the project life
MORE ❯

19 Oct | Denmark and Ethiopia expand cooperation on Wind Energy

Denmark will increase our financial support to the Danish-Ethiopian strategic sector cooperation and partnership programme “Accelerating Wind Power Generation” in Ethiopia with 7 million DKK. The programme, which started in 2017, will now run until the end of 2020 contributing to the sustainable development of the Ethiopian energy sector with modern wind energy.

01 Oct | USTDA Supports Wind Energy Development in Zambia, Creating Opportunities for U.S. Industry

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a $1.15 million grant to Globeleq Zambia Wind Limited (Globeleq) for a feasibility study for an estimated 100-megawatt wind power plant in the Muchinga Province of Zambia. The study will be carried out by U.S. engineering firm, DNV GL Energy USA, Inc.

28 Mar | USTDA Supports Wind Energy in Mozambique Through U.S. Solutions

MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to eleQtra (Moçambique) Limitada for a feasibility study to assess the viability of a 120 megawatt (MW) wind power plant to be developed in two phases of 60 MW each, located in the Namaacha District in southern Mozambique.

18 Dec | 100MW Kipeto wind power project reaches financial close

  • Kipeto project will be second largest wind power project in Kenya
  • The project will supply 100MW of clean energy to the national grid as a significant contribution to Kenya’s Vision 2030 and Big Four Agenda
  • With support from USAID Power Africa, the project has developed and initiated a Biodiversity Action Plan, which is designed around the international best practice outlined in the IFC environmental performance standards

14 Aug | Lekela appoints Bernard Kiernan as Head of Project Finance

Lekela, the renewable power generation company that delivers utility-scale projects across Africa, today announced the appointment of Bernard Kiernan as Head of Project Finance. A significant hire, Bernard will be responsible for the financial structuring of all business development investments and will manage all project finance arrangements.  

01 Aug | IFC Announces Partnership With Gaia Energy to Increase Wind Development Across Africa

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has forged a new partnership with Gaia Energy to create a joint platform for the development of wind power and other renewable energy projects in Africa.

01 Aug | Enel Green Power signs project financing for up to 950 million euros on 700 MW of new wind projects in South Africa

  • EGP RSA signed all financing agreements, also known as “financial close”, for five new wind farms with Nedbank Limited and Absa
  • Total investment in the five wind farms amounts to approx. 1.2 billion euros, with the Enel Group contributing around 230 million euros in equity
  • Following the financial close, construction of the first wind farm, Nxuba, is expected to start by the end of 2018.

18 Dec | Taiba N’Diaye Marketplace Inauguration Hosted by Lekela as Senegal’s First Utility-Scale Wind Farm Commences Construction

Lekela recently welcomed 200 members of the local community in Taiba N’Diaye, Senegal, to an inauguration ceremony for the newly built Mbayenne marketplace, which was carried out as part of Lekela’s community investment programme.

06 Dec | Parc Eolien Taiba N’Diaye celebrates groundbreaking on West Africa’s first utility scale wind farm

  • Construction of West Africa’s first utility-scale wind power project moves into full swing
  • 158.7 MW Parc Eolien Taiba N’Diaye positions Senegal as a pioneer of clean, reliable, competitively priced power that can be delivered quickly to the national grid.
  • Project is combining delivery of power for 2 million Senegalese with extensive local socio-economic impact over the project life

05 Nov | Enel Green Power and Nareva sign all financing agreements to start construction of 180 MW Midelt wind farm in Morocco

  • The Midelt wind farm is part of the 850 MW Projet Éolien Intégré

24 Sep | Kangnas wind farm forges ahead, South Africa

The 140MW Kangnas Wind Farm, one of the REI4P’s giant Bid Window 4 projects, is gearing up for construction, having already cleared 95% of its site roads, totalling over 52km’s.

12 Nov | Handling venomous snakes ethically is part of the job when constructing a wind farm in South Africa

Perdekraal East Wind Farm, in the Western Cape, is home to no less than sixteen different species of snakes, four of which are highly venomous.

18 Dec | GE Connects Financing and Turbine Technology to its Flagship Onshore Wind Project in Sub-Sahara Africa

  • GE's flagship onshore wind project in Sub-Sahara Africa — 60 1.7-103 units
  • GE EFS and Renewable Energy partner to deliver 100MW wind power project in Kenya
  • Kipeto will produce enough electricity to power the equivalent of 40,000 homes

19 Oct | Vestas wins 294 MW order in South African auction and introduces the first V136-4.2 MW turbines in Africa

Vestas’ global partner Enel Green Power has awarded Vestas a 294 MW order of V136-4.2 MW turbines, delivered in 4.2 MW Power Optimised Mode, for two projects in South Africa.

03 Sep | Vestas enters new market with 159 MW EPC order for the first large utility-scale wind project in Senegal

Vestas is providing a customised solution for the 159 MW Parc Eolien Taiba N’Diaye, Senegal’s first large utility-scale wind energy project and the largest wind project in West Africa. The wind farm will expand the country’s generation capacity by 15 percent, support the development of affordable renewable energy and diversify Senegal’s energy mix as well as provide positive social and economic impact for the nearby communities.

11 Jul | Siemens Gamesa to install two large onshore wind farm projects in South Africa

  • Siemens Gamesa will supply two wind farms with a combined capacity of 250 MW
  • Installation of 109 units of wind turbines will commence in 2018 with completion scheduled for 2020