Kenya has committed to meeting a growing demand for electricity with 100 percent renewable generation, in order to bring down both national emissions and electricity costs. LTWP’s flagship 310 MW wind farm is located in a region with consistently strong, unidirectional winds. With the wind farm now operational, LTWP has turned its focus on ensuring that the wind farm is able to take full advantage of this optimal resource and ultimately deliver consistent, high yield returns for its investors.
LTWP has entered into a partnership with Clir, who will analyse data from each of Lake Turkana’s 365 turbines in the context of available resource, geospatial features, and nearby turbines. Through its machine learning-driven analysis, Clir will be able to see through the ‘noise’ of resource fluctuation and identify any instances of underperformance and their causes, providing LTWP with the insights necessary to increase annual energy production, monitor asset health and manage technical financial risk. Clir’s team will further use this analysis to compare individual asset performance at a project, portfolio, and industry level, with insights shared with all project stakeholders via Clir’s reporting function.
“Lake Turkana is a particularly unique project – it’s the first of this scale in Africa and has been developed to take advantage of some of the best conditions for consistent energy production” said David O’Hare, Director, Europe, Clir. “Having worked across a number of large-scale, unique projects around the world, we are keen to leverage our wide-ranging experience to assess Lake Turkana’s current performance and potential gains.
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