French firm inks 50MW solar electricity purchase deal

Electricity distributor Kenya Power has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with French renewable energy firm Voltalia for a 50-megawatt solar project located in Kopere, Nandi county.

The 20-year power sale contract at an undisclosed price will see the French firm use the expertise of its teams based in Portugal for both construction and operation of the plant. The firm said the plant, located on the border of Nandi and Kisumu counties, “benefits from an optimal solar irradiation level”.

Voltalia will act as the engineering, procurement, construction operations, and plant maintenance services provider.

Published in Business Daily, 27th May, 2018