In Kenya, the 220MW Meru County Energy Park has been jointly developed by Hewani Energy and Meru County through the Meru County Investment & Development Corporation (MCIDC), and is set to commence construction in Q1 of 2024.
This innovative and construction-ready 220MW renewable energy generation facility is the first utility-scale, grid-connected hybrid electricity project in Africa, and showcases a remarkable combination of 200MW wind and 20MW solar PV systems. It was developed through a unique public-private partnership between the Meru County Government and Hewani Energy, fostering a synergy that blends governmental vision and private sector expertise.
The Meru County Energy Park is state-of-the-art, capitalises on abundant natural assets, and leveraged multiple financing options, proving its economic viability. A milestone in the journey towards the provision of clean energy in the region, MCEP will make a significant contribution to Kenya’s ambitious goal of achieving 100% clean and renewable energy by 2030.