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Workshop sessions on geothermal specifications, Addis Ababa – 5-7 Feb. 2019

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Source: Flickr, CC, By: neiljs)
Alexander Richter Alexander Richter 21 Jan 2019

Under the framework of the Global Geothermal Alliance, IRENA, the International Geothermal Association (IGA) and the World Bank will be co-organising a series of technological sessions with the Geological Survey of Ethiopia on geothermal specifications in Addis Ababa, 5-7 February 2019.

In continuation of similar workshops held in Bandung/ Indonesia and St. Lucia/ Caribbean, under the framework of Global Geothermal Alliance (GGA) – IRENA, the International Geothermal Association (IGA) and the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) are co-organizing a series of technical sessions with the Geological Survey of Ethiopia (Under the Ministry of Mines), and other local stakeholders in the geothermal sector in the country.

The group seeks to gather information for developing an understanding of the inventory of existing geothermal fields and resource recovery estimates in Ethiopia, and to support the country in classifying these estimates based on Internationally acceptable guidelines of the UNFC.

The group will also look to gather specific data-sets on sub-surface geology (ideally up to 10 kilometres (km) depth showing sedimentary basins – thickness, density, thermal conductivity and permeability) and existing bottom hole temperature logs for Ethiopia – required to model and develop high resolution vertical temperature maps in 1km vertical intervals up to a depth of 10km. The result will be published in case-study reports and be digitalised and integrated into the IRENA’s Global Atlas for Renewable Energy platform to enrich the geothermal component.

The technical and training sessions will take place during 5-7 February 2019 at the World Bank in Addis Ababa. This activity is part of a joint project by the three institutions that would be undertaken in four prospective countries/regions.

Attention: the date is 5-7 February 2019

Source: IRENA