Kenya geothermal

Kenya Looking for a Geothermal Boom

  This post was originally published on and has been republished with permission. “GDC Strikes Steam in Menengai,” exclaims the cover of this spring’s issue of Steam, the magazine of Kenya’s Geothermal Development Company. A column of steam spurts high into a deep blue sky in the cover photo—the geothermal industry’s equivalent … [continued]

Geothermal Energy to Meet 30% of Kenya’s Electricity Needs by 2030

With climate change, food and energy security prominent and increasingly urgent concerns in East Africa, Kenya and the regional African Rift Geothermal Development Facility are working to accelerate development of the region’s vast geothermal energy resources, which are estimated to range between 7GW and 10GW in Kenya alone. Nineteen companies just submitted bids to Kenya’s Geothermal Development Co. to develop eight 100MW geothermal power plants in the country’s northwest. The government anticipates that geothermal power will supply 30% of the country’s 15,000MW in additional generation capacity over the next 20 years.