- The Dutch company will sponsor the event, together with some of Kenya’s biggest firms, and other international companies including Stanbic Bank, Paramount Bank, Credit Group, Standard Group, Stabex International and Coca Cola.
- By sponsoring this event, organised by the government of the state of Uasin on 21st April, ALTEN Africa is showing its commitment to the local population.
- ALTEN Africa has recently begun construction work on a 40MWac photovoltaic plant in the municipality of Eldoret in the state of Uasin Gishu, which will represent 2% of the country’s installed capacity.
- The new photovoltaic plant will produce an estimated total of 123.6 GWh / year.
- It will be ALTEN Africa’s first utility scale project in Kenya and one of the largest solar power stations in East Africa
Madrid | Spain – Nairobi | Kenya, 21st April, 2019.- ALTEN Africa will sponsor the second edition of Eldoret City Marathon organized in Kenya by the Government of the state of Uasin Gishu, in the municipality of Eldoret. The race is 42,195Km, as well as a 5 km Corporate Fun Run, and will take place on 21st April, under the slogan “Promoting sport tourism & climate action”.
The Dutch company will sponsor the event, together with some of Kenya’s biggest firms, and other international companies including Stanbic Bank, Paramount Bank, Credit Group, Standard Group, Stabex International and Coca Cola.
By sponsoring this event, organised by the government of the state of Uasin on 21st April, ALTEN Africa is showing its commitment to the local population of the municipality of Eldoret where it has begun construction on a 40MWac photovoltaic plant. It will account for 2% of the installed capacity of a country with 45 million inhabitants which in recent years has become the key economic driver in the eastern region of the African continent. Eldoret is the fifth largest city by population in Kenya.
Once it goes into commercial operation, scheduled for the second half of 2020, approximately 123.6GWh of clean electricity will be injected every year into the electricity network, enough to meet the annual energy consumption needs of over 824,000 Kenyans. Thus, the plant will avoid the emission into the atmosphere of 33.88 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent every year of the plant’s life.
The project will provide employment opportunities for the Kenyan population, both in the construction and in the Operations & Maintenance phases. ALTEN Africa has made a commitment to use the local materials available and to work with local companies as much as possible over the different phases of the project.
ALTEN Africa, is an Independent Power Producer (IPP) specialising in solar photovoltaic technology, with offices in the Netherlands, Spain, Kenya, Nigeria and Namibia. It has great expertise in the development, financing, construction and operation of PV power plants in challenging environments. ALTEN Africa, is currently completed the financing of 52 MWp plant in Kenya. In 2018 the company completed the financial closure process of another 45.5MWp in Namibia, starting construction on this plant, with completion expected and commercial operation in 2019. Additionally, the company has an important pipeline of projects with more than 800 MW at various stages of development, including a 120 MWp project in Nigeria with a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with NBET (Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trader). ALTEN Africa is part of the ALTEN Energías Renovables group, together with its sister company, ALTEN America. ALTEN America has begun construction on a 350 MWp plant in Mexico, after winning that country’s second electricity auction in 2016.