Scalable 30MW Solar PV Project Announced For Green City in Kenya

  • MCX Environmental Energy Corp has announced that it will be constructing a 30MW solar PV plant in Mwale Medical and Technology City (MMTC).
  • Construction is set to begin in November 2019 and expected to be complete in December 2020.
  • Mwale Medical and Technology City (MMTC) is currently being built in Butere Sub-County, Kakamega, in western Kenya.

MCX Environmental Energy Corp, a US based Renewable energy company has announced an investment of US 100 Million (Kshs. 10 billion) to build a 30MW power plant to service the Mwale Medical and Technology City (MMTC).

MMTC is a 100% green city and is currently in the Final Phase 3 of development, set to complete in 2020. It will be home to 4,800 affordable green residences being built on a 36-hole golf course, a state-of-the-art 7-tower 5,000 bed Hamptons Hospital, a technology park, airport, convention center and a 144MW waste-to-energy power plant – all built to top international standards.

The MCX solar power plant will generate a minimum of 30 MW with a capacity to expand to 50 megawatts to meet tertiary power demands at MMTC in the future, thus creating hundreds of jobs for technical specialists and support staff. With the MCX plant, power will be generated right in the City where it will be used, increasing efficiency and cost savings by eliminating the need for long-distance power transmission.

The MCX Environmental Energy project is part of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Power Africa initiative, launched by the Obama administration and continued under the Trump administration, to provide access to electricity for unserved populations in sub-Saharan Africa.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

Source: USA Today

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