In 2013, the Government of Kenya initiated plans for developing the Lamu Coal Power Plant. The proposed plant was scheduled to generate 1,050 megawatts of coal-fired thermal power on 865 acres of land at Kwasasi, Lamu County.
In January 2014, the Government of Kenya invited bids from private developers to build, own, and operate the power station. In September 2014, the development rights were awarded to a consortium consisting of Gulf Energy, a Kenyan energy generating company, Centum Investments, a private equity firm, headquartered in Nairobi, with investments in Kenya and Uganda and Sichuan Electric Power Design and Consulting Company Limited, a subsidiary of Power Construction Corporation of China. Find the full description here