03 Sep '11, 7am

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

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

Photo credit: Chacha's Coney Island Sitting smack dab in the East African Rift, Kenya is literally a hotbed of geothermal activity, and it’s becoming a focal point for the development of geothermal power as well. Nineteen companies, including General Electric, Mitsubishi Corp., Toshiba and France’s Alstom SA, submitted bids to Kenya’s state-owned Geothermal Development Co. to develop eight, 100-megawatt (MW) geothermal power plants in the Bogoria-Silali block of land in northwestern Kenya, according to a Bloomberg news report .With climate change, food and energy security prominent and increasingly urgent concerns in East Africa, governments and private and public sector organizations in the region, with the support of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the World Bank, have set up the African Rift Geothermal Development Facility (ARGeo) to realize the region...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/09/03/geothermal-energy-to-...

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