Kenya to receive US 2.2m investment in two solar plants

Kenya is set to receive US $2.2m investment from the UK Government for two new solar plants in Kenya as part of the UK’s Department for International Development’s Transforming Energy Access programme.

Minister for Africa Harriet Baldwin confirmed the reports and said that UK will partner with private infrastructure development group InfraCo to develop the two plants in   Samburu and Transmara.

The two parties will also look to see if these projects would be viable for a power purchase agreement (PPA) in Kenyan shillings, making it one of the first PPAs in sub-Saharan Africa to be negotiated in the local currency.

Full article: Construction Review Online



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