Lamu, Malindi to host the 1000MW solar power plant

Sunday July 26 2015

From left: SkyPower Executive Vice-President

From left: SkyPower Executive Vice-President Charles Cohen, Energy Ministry Principal Secretary Joseph Njoroge and SkyPower President Kerry Adler at the signing of the historic power deal. PHOTO | JOSHUA MASINDE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

By JOSHUA MASINDE
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A planned Sh220 billion investment in solar power will be spread across various counties in Kenya.

The solar power plant, which will be developed in four phases over the next four years, will be hosted in sites such as Lamu, Malindi, Kajiado, Kisumu, Kakamega and Baringo.

This follows Sunday's signing of an agreement between the ministry of energy, represented by Principal Secretary Joseph Njoroge, and SkyPower President and Chief Executive Kerry Adler to construct 1,000MW solar plants in different parts of the country.

“This is private investment modelled on the build, own, operate. Normally we give treaties for about 20 years,” Mr Njoroge said.

SkyPower has a long history of working closely with local communities to produce hundreds of millions of kilowatt-hours of clean electricity every year,” said Mr Adler.