- Voltalia has entered an agreement with Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) for sale of power from a solar power project
- The 50 MW project will come up in Kopere in Nandi county of Kenya
- The project was initiated by Martifer Solar of Portugal which was acquired by Voltalia
- Portugal based teams of Voltalia will construct and also operate the plant
French renewable energy company Voltalia has signed a power sale agreement in Kenya for a 50 MW solar power plant. It will sell the power generated to Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) for a period of 20 years. KPLC is the national electric utility in the country. The agreement will come into effect from the date of commissioning of the project, which has not been specified by Voltalia.
The project was initiated by Portugal based Martifer Solar which was acquired by Voltalia in August 2016 (see Voltalia Acquires Martifer Solar).
Voltalia will use its Portugal based teams to construct and operate the plant in Kopere (Nandi county), about 300 km North-West of Nairobi. The area enjoys good solar irradiation. Voltalia expects the plant to help the government reach its target of achieving universal electricity access by the year 2020, increasing from 70% in 2017.