March 15, 2012

The Making of the Lake Turkana Wind Project

James Mbugua, AllAfrica


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It will feed 300Megawatts into the national grid via a 400km high-voltage transmission line that will be concurrently built by the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company

When Willem Dolleman first begun fishing and camping around Lake Turkana in the early 1980s, he was struck by the powerful winds blowing in the area. Not only would they blow his boat away from the shore, but they would literally uproot his tent on the bank of the lake forcing him to sleep in his car.

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