Monday, September 16, 2019

Kenya: Steam Production Reported at Baringo-Silali Geothermal Power Project

GDC strikes steam in Paka well (Kenya Broadcasting Corporation)

Kenya’s quest to migrate fully to green energy sources has received a boost following the discovery of steam at Paka Well in Tiaty Constituency, Baringo County. According to the  Geothermal Development Company (GDC), Paka one well  started to emit steam last Saturday.

GDC Managing Director Johnston Ole Nchoe says once complete, the six wells at the Baringo-Silali geothermal power project are expected to considerably help lower power bills in the country and improve access.

The Baringo-Silali  project covers three geothermal prospects of Silali, Paka and Korosi with drilling and development of the field will be done in three phases with each well expected to produce 100 megawatts.