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Facilitating geothermal field development through public-private partnerships in Menengai, Kenya

Created Jan 08 2019, 12:17 PM by Johannes Peter Zimmermann

 The core development challenge was to secure reliable, sustainable and affordable power supply to meet current and future demand in Kenya, where energy demands are growing rapidly, and hydropower and fossil fuel thermal generation are increasingly unsustainable. To tackle this challenge, Kenya sought to increase production of geothermal energy, of which it has substantial resources. The Menengai project was undertaken by the Geothermal Development Company (GDC), set up by the government to undertake exploration and sell steam to independent power producers (IPPs). It was the first project to be brought from exploration to production drilling to steam field development by the GDC. Download the case study (pdf, 837 KB)