Sunday, July 2, 2017

Kenya: GDC Reports Progress in Baringo-Silale Geothermal Project

Firm makes steady progress in construction of power plant (Daily Nation)

Courtesy GDC
The Geothermal Development Company (GDC) has made significant progress in phase one of a key power generation project in Baringo County.

Phase one of the Baringo-Silale Geothermal block is expected to supply 300 megawatts of electricity to the national grid on completion in three years.

Mr George Kinyanjui, the GDC general manager in charge of drilling and infrastructure, said the firm had already opened the road network to the area, with work on more than 120 kilometres already completed. “We’re installing steam fields, three in each of the project areas,” Mr Kinyanjui said.

In total, the Bogoria-Silale Geothermal block will generate more than 3,000 megawatts of electricity once the entire work is completed.

GDC has identified Silale, Paka, Korossi/Chepchuk and areas around lakes Baringo and Bogoria as potential sites for geothermal energy development.