January 21 (Renewables Now) – Africa-focused impartial energy producer (IPP) Globeleq stated on Friday that its 40-MW/52-MWp Malindi photo voltaic farm in Kenya is absolutely operational.
The plant has been exporting energy into the nationwide grid since mid-December 2021. Its output is bought to nationwide distribution firm Kenya Energy and Lighting Firm (KPLC) below a 20-year energy buy settlement (PPA).
Globeleq and its venture companion, Africa Vitality Improvement Company (AEDC), constructed the USD-69-million (EUR 60.9m) photo voltaic farm in Langobaya, Malindi District. Additionally a part of the venture was the development of a brand new 220-kV Weru substation, which has been handed over to KPLC and is now a part of the nationwide grid infrastructure, Globeleq stated.
“Malindi is our tenth operational photo voltaic PV plant in Africa and cements our distinctive place as a frontrunner in giant scale photo voltaic era,” commented CEO Mike Scholey.
(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.882)