Wind energy to ease cost of electricity

12th August 2014  To: 12th August 2014

With increased wind power feeding electricity to the national grid, three million Kenyans are set to benefit from green energy, according to a ministry of Energy official.

Isaac Kiva the director renewable energy and petroleum reportedly said “independent power producers will reduce the cost of power by up to 40 per cent due to the use of cheaper, more reliable technology such as wind energy”.

Presently, wind energy provides 5.1 MW to the national grid, and this is expected to go up to 20.5 MW.

The first wind for prosperity projects will focus on 13 sites that are home to more than 200,000 people. They will enjoy electricity services at a third of the prices being charged to consumers today. The first six sites will be covered in the first phase in a year's time, and will directly benefit members of the communities where the projects will be set up……..



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