Energy Regulatory Commission has Not Issued a License for the Lamu Coal Plant

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Energy Regulatory Commission has Not Issued a License for the Lamu Coal Plant

A press release from Save Lamu on the media reports that the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has not granted a license to Amu Power for the proposed 1,050 MW coal power plant in Lamu County. Rather, the ERC published a response to Save Lamu’s objection to the issuance of a license to Amu Power.

The dismissal was published in the Kenya Gazette notice, no. 1256 of 24th February 2017. The ERC dismissed Save Lamu’s objection on several broad claims, namely that: the communities affected by the project do not object to the license, that all economic, environmental and social issues have been addressed in the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), and that Kenya needs coal power. However, the ERC are still deliberating and a decision has yet to be made on the granting of the electricity generation license.

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