Kenya is endowed with favorable wind speeds with 73% of the country experiencing wind speeds of 6 m/s or higher at a hundred meters above ground level. Of this 28228 sq. km experiences wind speeds of between 7.5 – 8.5 m/s and 2825 sq. km experiences wind speeds of between 8.5 – 9.5 m/s
Image: Potential areas with defined interval of wind speed at 100 m.a.g.l.
Kenya has a feed in tariff that includes wind as a power generation source.
The commissioned wind power projects and those under development are provided below
Table: Commissioned wind power projects
|S/No||Plant||Capacity (MW)||Year Commissioned||County|
|1||Lake Turkana Wind plant||310||2019||Marsabit|
Table: Wind power projects under development
|S/No||Plant||Capacity (MW)||County||Expected Commissioning Date|
|1||Ngong Wind Farm III||11||Kajiado||June 2021|
|2||Kipeto Wind||100||Kajiado||December 2020|
|3||Chania Green||50||Kajiado||December 2021|
|4||Meru (Isiolo) Wind Farm||80||Meru||June 2023|
|5||OL-Ndanyat Power||10||Kajiado||December 2023|
|6||Aperture Green Power||50||Kiambu||June 2024|