Danish Government gives Kenya US$205m for 13 wind power sites

15 August 2014

13 wind power plants will be erected in Kenya through the Wind for Prosperity power project. The sites are meant to benefit mainly the local communities where the wind turbines will be set up in remote off-grid areas.

One and three turbines, each with 660 kilowatts, will be set up according to Morten Dyrholm, the Vestas Head of Global affairs.

In addition to setting up the wind power plants and establishing green energy projects, the US$205 given by the Danish Government will support other various development projects in Kenya.These include health, security and anti-terrorism initiatives.

Danish aid to Kenya dates from Kenya’s independence in 1963. Kenya is one of the four original beneficiaries for Danish development assistance.

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