Kenya’s GDC planning to add annually 100 MW of geothermal power
Kenya's Geothermal Development Corporation is planning to raise the geothermal contribution to the national grid from the current 167 megawatts to a cumulative 100 megawatts every year.
According to a recent report on Kenya’s Broadcasting Corp. “The recently set up Geothermal Development Corporation is planning to raise the geothermal contribution to the national grid from the current 167 megawatts to a cumulative 100 megawatts every year once the conventional power plants are constructed.
The government is planning to meet the goals set up for vision 2030 to have geothermal power generation meeting 4000 megawatts out of the 10000 megawatts forecast for vision 2030.
Initial studies have indicated that there are 14 high potential geothermal sites along the Rift valley and the government has committed to fund initial capital to develop steam fields as it sources for funding elsewhere.
GDC is currently conducting training of its technical personnel in Naivasha ahead of power plants construction.
Kenya has a huge geothermal potential estimated at 7000 megawatts though this has remained unexploited for a long time as demand for power continue to exceed supply.”
Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corp.