Dispute over new wind park

Article published in Göteborgsposten
12 June 2016
By Geoffrey Kamadi

Kenya. In the far away region of Marsabit County, 365 wind turbines are being installed. The project, named Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) is to be ready in 2017 and is estimated to produce 310 megawatts yearly, adding 15-20 percent to Kenya’s electricity production.

The cost is mostly covered by government funded Scandinavian investors, with the aim of furthering development, and it is presented as the largest private investment in the history of Kenya. But the locals who live where the wind park is planned are upset. 150 000 acres have been leased to realise the park, and the land is owned by local communities.


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