Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Kenya: African Development Bank Helps Development of 150 MW Menengai Geothermal Project

The Menengai Geothermal Energy Project in Kenya (African Development Fund)

To address Africa's current and future energy needs, the African Development Bank (AfDB), in a "New Deal on Energy for Africa," wants to help the continent get its hands on all its energy resources, including the 15 gigawatts of geothermal energy under the surface.

The Menengai geothermal development project, for example, is located in the Rift Valley, about 180 KM northwest of Nairobi. Through the development, the AfDB seeks to harness the potential of the Menengai geothermal steam field in generating 150 MW of clean, reliable and affordable electricity annually so as to meet the growing energy needs of Kenyan households, businesses and industries.

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