The 61MW wind farm will enough renewable electricity to power the equivalent of 150,000 homes in the country.

Through a full-service agreement (FSA) with Kinangop Wind Park Limited for 10 years, GE will also provide operations and maintenance for the wind farm.

Iberdrola Engineering said, "The Kinangop wind farm project strengthens our presence in Africa and particularly in Kenya, where the expansion in power capacity needs to be balanced with the reliability of the supply. GE’s 1.6-MW wind turbines are a great fit for Kenya’s robust wind conditions and for the advancements in serviceability and grid integration."

Aeolus Kenya chief executive Richard Herbert said the development of large-scale wind park has been a challenging and rewarding process.

"GE’s 1.6-MW wind turbines will provide reliable, cost-effective and efficient generation of a cleaner source of power over the lifetime of the project," said Richard Herbert, chief executive, Aeolus Kenya," Herbert added.