ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT STUDY REPORT FOR THE PROPOSED NGONG SOUTH WIND POWER FARM
Project Code: 
RECM 2
Lead Researcher: 
Dr. Mary Kimani

Introduction

PRUNUS ENERGY SYSTEMS LTD has secured a concession from the Kenya Forestry Service (KFS) for approximately 300 ha of land (actual project area 100-150 hectares) in Ngong South Forest to erect a 50 MW Wind Power Project.  The site is situated approximately 8km South of Ngong Town.  The project will comprise of up to 25 turbines  (2 MW Vestas 80 turbines) mounted on 67 metres high towers supported by the necessary  electrical power generation and transmission infrastructure for such a project.  The proposed project is in line with the Energy Act of 2006 which, amongst other national objectives, provides  for the development of renewable energy and the Forests Act 0f 2005 which makes provisions for Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) in the sustainable development of Protected Areas (PAs) under the jurisdiction of the Kenya Forest Service.