Energy Ministry revives plans for natural gas plant

The Ministry of Energy has revived plans to build its first natural gas-fired power plant in Mombasa after dropping the project in 2016.

Energy secretary Charles Keter has initiated fresh talks with the Treasury in preparing a financing structure for the 700-megawatt (MW) power plant that the government seeks to implement together with a private investor under the public-private partnership model.

In 2016, the ministry dropped the liquefied natural gas (LNG) power project in Dongo Kundu, Mombasa, which was estimated to cost Sh130 billion.