September 10 (Renewables Now) - The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) said on Monday it is supporting a Kenyan project that calls for the development of a 50-MW wind farm with integrated battery storage capacity.
USTDA has awarded a grant to local firm Craftskills Energy Limited so it could finance a feasibility study that covers a wind resource assessment and plant design. During the process, Craftskills will also explore the battery storage component.
The study will be conducted by US firm Delphos International. According to USTDA acting director Thomas R Hardy, US-based businesses “will be very competitive in the supply of the project’s major components.”
The agency did not disclose the size of the awarded grant.