Energy Strategy Coordination

Alan Brewer MSc. of PSECC Ltd is to be appointed as the Energy Strategy Coordinator

Climate Change Mitigation

PSECC Ltd are sourcing the funding and Technology partners.

The Lapsset Corridor – The LAPSSET (Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport) Corridor project is a large-scale infrastructure development initiative in East Africa. It aims to create a transportation and economic corridor connecting the three countries of Kenya, South Sudan, and Ethiopia.

The centrepiece of the project is the construction of a new deep-sea port in Lamu, Kenya, which will serve as a gateway to the landlocked countries of South Sudan and Ethiopia. The LAPSSET Corridor project also includes the development of new road, rail, and oil pipeline networks. It seeks to improve regional connectivity and foster economic integration by facilitating the movement of goods, services, and people across the three countries.

The project includes plans for the construction of airports, industrial zones, and resort cities, with the goal of attracting investment and spurring economic growth in the region.

The LAPSSET Corridor project is expected to have significant implications for trade and development in East Africa. It is aimed at reducing transportation costs, boosting regional trade, and enhancing economic competitiveness. However, the project has faced challenges related to funding, environmental concerns, and security issues, which have resulted in delays and modifications in its implementation – PSECC ltd are resolving these issues.

Renewable Energy

In order to promote sustainability and mitigate the environmental impact of the LAPSSET Corridor project, several renewable energy technologies can be considered for deployment. Some of these include:

1. Solar Power: Installing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels can harness the abundant sunlight in the region to generate electricity. Solar farms and rooftop solar installations can provide clean energy for various infrastructure projects, such as airports, industrial zones, and residential areas along the corridor.

2. Wind Power: The LAPSSET Corridor project can tap into the wind resources available in certain areas along the route. Wind farms can be developed to harness this energy and provide electricity to the project’s various facilities and communities.

3. Geothermal Power: The East African Rift Valley has significant geothermal potential. Developing geothermal power plants along the corridor can provide a stable and renewable source of electricity, supporting the energy needs of the project and the surrounding areas.

4. Biomass Energy: Utilizing agricultural and forestry waste to produce bioenergy can contribute to the project’s renewable energy goals. Biomass power plants or biogas digesters can be established to generate electricity or produce biogas for cooking and heating purposes.

5. Hydroelectric Power: There are suitable water resources along the corridor, small-scale hydroelectric power plants can be constructed to generate clean electricity.

6. Nuclear – Small Scale Modular Reactors – two are proposed for Kenya in keeping with the Countries desire for Nuclear Energy commencing 2027.

7. Waste-to-Energy plants

8. Smart agriculture

9. Smart Cities

This can help meet the energy needs of the project and provide power to nearby communities. It is important to conduct thorough feasibility studies, considering factors like resource availability, grid connectivity, and environmental impacts, to determine the most appropriate renewable energy technologies for each specific location along the LAPSSET Corridor project.

Initial Concept reports