To date, the global wind industry has realised a total of 51.3GW of new wind energy installations, enabled by market-based mechanisms including auctions, tenders and Green Certificates.
To add to this capacity, the African wind market is anticipated to inject 6GW of additional wind capacity between 2019 and 2023.
In South Africa, the industry has been making inroads and in support of this growth, the government launched a Wind Atlas highlighting the importance of accurately determining the availability of wind across the country.
In the east, while officially launching Kenya’s 310MW Lake Turkana Wind Farm, President Uhuru Kenyatta recognised the importance of the project underlining that it will increase the country’s electricity supply by 13%.
The above developments are all supportive of the growth of the wind industry and are sure to safeguard Africa’s stance in the global arena.