The proposed Lamu Coal Power Station is a potential 1,050 MW (1,410,000 hp) coalfired thermal power station in Kenya. The proposed plant would be developed on 865 acres of land and feature a 210 meter tall smoke stack, which would become East Africa's tallest structure.
The Lamu coal plant, which will cost in the region of Sh200 billion if installed within the next 15 years, will attract about Sh36 billion per year in idle capacity charges for a long time.
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Nations worldwide recognise coal to be an expensive and polluting way to generate energy. Despite growing support for alternative, cleaner sources of power such as wind, solar, and natural gas, Kenya intends to build a coalfired power plant on its acclaimed Unesco world heritage site, Lamu.
Lamu coal plant to cost power users Sh37bn yearly Friday, January 26, 2018 9:04 At Sh37 billion yearly, the Lamu coal plant will have the heaviest capacity charges among power projects in Kenya.
In 2015 local residents started a petition calling on Lamu Governor Issa Timamy to stop the coal project. According to the Sierra Club, the proposed Lamu plant does not employ the best available technology to limit pollution, and it will begin operation without Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) to reduce nitrogen oxides.
Kenya seeks to cut by half the capacity of its planned Lamu coalfired power plant to avoid ending up with more than needed electricity that would force consumers to pay for idle plants.
The coal power plant in Lamu County will create more than 3,000 jobs in the coastal region, the Senate Energy Committee has said.
Star, Work on Lamu coal plant set to begin in December, Sep. 19, 2015, by MARTIN MWITA [click to view] Mediamax, Lamu coal power plant runs into headwinds, by Seth Onyango, March 08, 2016 [click to view] Anthony Langat, 3 March 2016, The Guardian. Locals oppose plans to build first coalfired power plant in Kenya.
The site itself is bare. Work on the plant was supposed to begin in 2015, but it never took off, derailed by a tedious land acquisition process and, more recently, a court case by activist group Save Lamu, who want to stop the plant, citing grave environmental and social effects associated with similar plants in other parts of the world.