Benefits of Low Emission Development Strategies: The Case of Kenya’s Lake Turkana Wind Power Project

The Lake Turkana Wind Power Project, which is Africa’s largest wind farm, will increase the national electricity supply while creating jobs and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. An estimated 310 MW of wind energy capacity will: mitigate greenhouse gas emissions equal to 740,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2 eq), annually increase national electricity supply by 15–20% (relative to 2015 generating capacity), enhance reliability of energy supply, stabilize energy prices, create more than 2,000 local jobs including 150 permanent jobs, mitigate human health impacts from harmful air pollutants, improve access to food, health facilities, and water through corporate social responsibility programs, increase income generating opportunities and improve local education.