Thursday, July 12, 2018

Djibouti: Lac Assal Geothermal Power Project Goes Ahead

Djibouti starts project to develop geothermal power (Reuters)

Djibouti is developing one of its three major geothermal sites in the northern Lac Assal region to produce power after securing $50 million in funding from the World Bank and other financiers.

The Horn of African nation now has installed capacity of about 120 megawatts (MW) and the new plant aims to add 50-100 MW when completed.

Djama Ali Guelleh, director general of state-run Electricity of Djibouti, said at a ceremony on Wednesday to launch the project that it was going ahead after two years of studies and surveys conducted with Iceland Drilling Company.