Non-hydropower renewables will be the dominant source of power in Kenya over our 10-yearforecast period as the government focuses investments on non-intermittent geothermal capacity. Althoughthermal power will be used to complement renewables and make up the deficits from lower hydropoweroutput, domestic opposition and feedstock concerns are downside risks to the implementation of the Lamucoal-fired power plant. Increased electricity generation will help the government's plan to extend electricityaccess cross the country.
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The owners of the planned 1,050 megawatt (MW) Lamu coal-fired power plant have approached theAfrican Development Bank (AfDB) for USD100mn in funding for the construction of the station. TheAfDB is reportedly considering funding the plant, depending on the outcome of social and environmentalaudits.