Tuesday, July 5, 2016

East Africa: Geothermal Energy in Rural Areas Focus of Regional Power Conference

EAPIC to focus on rural geothermal energy, say organisers (African Review)

The upcoming East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC) in Nairobi, Kenya will focus on how the region can harness the opportunities presented by geothermal power among rural communities, organisers have said.

"There is no one-size-fits-all approach to developing geothermal. It's an amazing source of base load, renewable energy, but we have to take a realistic approach to how it's developed," said Amanda Lonsdale, the institutional and commercial development advisor for the East Africa Geothermal Energy Facility (EAGER).

Established by the British Department for International Development (DFID), EAGER facilitates the development of geothermal energy for power generation and other uses in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania.

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