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.
An advance ‘zero draft’ report and biodiversity-related annexes are available below (pdf files) for stakeholder information and comment.
Annex 4 – to complete – list of sites and maximum VEC species counts