ALTEN Solar Farms donates 1.8 million towards NHIF coverage for vulnerable families in Uasin Gishu county.

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Uasin Gishu Women Rep Gladys Sholei(L) with ALTEN Solar Farms Ltd, director Eddy Njoroge at Naiberi Centre ,Uasin Gishu County

By James GItaka

 

ALTEN Solar Farms Ltd, directors Eddy Njoroge, Zephania Mbugua and Peter Sibondo Saturday graciously donated 1.8 million shillings towards NHIF coverage for vulnerable families in Uasin Gishu county.

 

Over 300 households will benefit with NHIf coverage that will go a long way in ensuring a healthy Community where ALTEN Solar farm operates at Plateau, Eldoret.

 

“We have been working closely with Hon Gladys Shollei the deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, she approached us with the request to support Families acquire NHIF insurance cover we are happy today to support close to 300 households , we will continue to support the community,’Said eddy Njoroge.

 

 

The solar Plant will continue providing power for about 20 years ,and all this time we shall continue to work with the community in various ways Added Eddy

 

Zephania Mbugua another director noted that the company will continue to identify other existing gaps within the community for possible collaborations.

 

“We thank the community for welcoming us here, you have a great resource that’s the sun, the reason behind the huge investment , working with your leaders we will continue to work together in other areas of need”said Mbugua .

 

The photovoltaic plant will produce an estimated total of 123.6 GWh / year. And it is Alten Africa’s first utility scale project in Kenya .

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The Alten Solar Power Station, also Kesses 1 Solar Power Station, is a 55 megawatts (74,000 hp) solar power plant ,Alten Energías Renovables started operating in Kenya in 2013developing the country’s first utility-scale PV solar projects. The company focused on finding land with optimal irradiation and good access to the grid.

 

Over the last nine years, Alten has developed two projects. The first of these, Kesses 1, The project has an installed capacity of 55 MWp that has been connected to the KPLC grid next to the town of Eldoret.

 

The project is financed by Standard Bank of South Africa, Stanbic and EAIF.

 

This facility, which covers a total surface area of about 10 hectares, generates around 123,000 MWh/year of clean energy, equivalent to the needs of about 245,000 Kenyan homes.

 

The Uasing Gishu Women rep Gladys Shollei has promised the community will avail more land to the company to expand its services.

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