Deal #6655

Location #1

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Approximate location
Location
Kiserian, Kenya

Target country
Kenya
Comment on location
Oldonyo Narok, Esilanke area, Kiserian Division, Kajiado County, South West of Nairobi

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[current] 7000
Comment on land area
70km2

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
[current] Renewable Energy
Comment on intention of investment
wind farm

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[current] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[current] Project not started
Comment on implementation status
Will be second largest wind farm in the country. Chinese company "China Machinery Engineering Corporation" to perform design, procurement and construction.

Contract #1

Duration of the agreement (in years)
30

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes

Operating company

Name of investment project
Kajiado Wind Power Station, also known as Kipeto Wind Power Project
Comment on investment chain
Previous owners include African Infrastructure Investment Fund II (55%), Craftskills Wind Energy International Limited (20%), International Finance Corporation (20%), Kipeto Local Community Trust (5%).

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
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Data source #2

Data source type
Company sources
File
Publication title
FAQ August 2015
Date
2015-08-01

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Kenya’s Kipeto Energy Secures US$233m Loan For 100-MW Wind Farm
Date
2018-09-05

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Kipeto wind farm inks power purchase contract with Kenya Power
Date
2016-06-03

How did the community react?

Comment on community reaction
The company states that they have a grievance mechanism in place.

Displacement of people

Displacement of people
Yes
Number of households actually displaced
80
Comment on displacement of people
About 80 households on 15 plots have to move out of the way of the Project infrastructure

Negative impacts for local communities

Negative impacts for local communities
Displacement
Comment on negative impacts for local communities
A resettlement agreement has been signed with affected parties.

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
Landowners with one or more turbines on their land are entitled to a 1.4% share of the income generated from the turbine(s) on their land. The Project is also committed to setting up a Community Trust which will receive a percentage of the profits to be spent on approved projects in the community.

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Roads

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Domestic use
100

In country processing of produce

In-country end products of the project
Kenya Power will buy the power generated by the Project for a period of 20 years – referred to as the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). KPLC will distribute the power into the national grid.

Dec. 19, 2018, 11:45 a.m.

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