Windlab, Eurus sign MoU for 80-MW hybrid energy park in Kenya

Lake Turkana wind park. Source: Twitter @KETRACO

September 4 (Renewables Now) - Windlab Ltd (ASX:WND) and Eurus Energy Holdings Corp have agreed to partner with the Kenyan Investment Authority and Meru County Government on the development of an 80-MW clean energy park in Kenya, combining wind, solar and energy storage capacity.

The parties signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the public private partnership (PPP) project last week at the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7). The plan is to start construction in 2021 of the Meru County Energy Park, which will have up to 20 turbines and over 40,000 photovoltaic (PV) panels, Aussie renewables developer Windlab announced.

Eurus is 60%-owned by Toyota Tsusho Corp (TYO:8015) of Japan, which at the TICAD7 event also agreed to build a solar park in Zambia together with Elsewedy Electric (CAI:SWDY) of Egypt.

In 2018, Kenya announced a target of 100% renewable electricity by 2020. It had 336 MW of wind capacity at the end of the year, mainly coming from the 310-MW Lake Turkana wind farm.

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