Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for Wind Energy and Biodiversity in Kenya

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for Wind Energy and Biodiversity in Kenya

The Biodiversity Consultancy is leading an expert consortium to develop a national SEA on behalf of Kenya’s Ministry of Energy. The assessment is supported by USAID’s Power Africa Transaction and Reforms Program, implemented by TetraTech. TBC’s partners include Nature Kenya, BirdLife International and The Peregrine Fund.

Work for this Plan-level SEA work has involved:

  • Review of the policy framework for wind power
  • Review of current and planned wind power developments
  • Identifying and prioritising Valued Environmental Components (VECs) for sites and species
  • Compilation and analysis of VEC data from a range of sources, to allow sensitivity mapping for potential wind power projects.

Draft documentation

An advance ‘zero draft’ report and biodiversity-related annexes are available below (pdf files) for stakeholder information and comment.

Kenya SEA zero draft report 20190305 v 2.1

Annex 1 – biodiversity expert workshop input document

Annex 2 – Kenya species with high modelled collision risk

Annex 3 Kenya Wind SEA Fall Survey Report I – Bats v2 20190125

Annex 4 – to complete – list of sites and maximum VEC species counts

Annex 5 – Kenya wind SEA spring field survey report 20180821

Annex 6 – Kenya Wind SEA Fall Survey Report II – Birds v2 20190125