Lamu Power Station is a 2.4 MW plant situated on Lamu Island, Coast province. It is on an isolated grid, i.e. the station is not connected to the National Power Grid but supplies power only for the town. Lamu town has a maximum power demand of about 1.3 MW which means that out of the six installed units, four run continuously while two are on standby. The sets were installed at varied times with the latest one having been commissioned in September 2007. All the sets run on industrial diesel oil. The table shows the Installed units
There are plans to relocate the station from Lamu Island to the mainland and supply power back to the island through a submarine cable. This is expected to give space for expansion of the station as the land on which the station currently stands is congested. It will also enhance safety.