In 2013, the government of Kenya proposed the construction of a 1,050-megawatt coal plant in
Lamu County. This would be the first coal-fired generation plant in Kenya, and the first in all of
East Africa. There has been no convincing argument on the need for the plant given the
consensus on projected electricity demand and that Kenya has more than enough current
capacity and potential for renewable generation to meet and exceed projected demand through
The proposed energy project currently goes against various international climate, environmental and energy policies that potentially makes it impossible to implement. Download the fact sheet here to get all the information.