Thursday, March 3, 2016

Kenya: Consultant Sought to Formulate National Geothermal Strategy

Kenya, World Bank seek consultant for geothermal programme (Business Daily Africa)

The Kenyan government has partnered with the World Bank in seeking a consultant to formulate a national geothermal strategy as part of efforts to help achieve Kenya's 2030 Vision of developing a 5,000 MW source of sustainable energy.

The announcement, contained on the international financier’s job placement website, says that the consultancy firm will lay out an ambitious rollout plan that harnesses private sector participation in future steam explorations.

The consultant is expected to review adequacy of existing arrangements for geothermal development with particular focus on policy, legal and regulatory framework including licensing and procurement pricing and incentives, including feed-in tariffs, levies and taxes.

The World Bank says the suitable consultant should come up with a timeline for execution of identified projects while adequately addressing the challenges. It is this document that will be used to market Kenya’s geothermal blocks to investors in international workshops for possible wooing of geothermal developers.

The identified firm will have seven months to carry out all surveys and come up with the national strategic paper.

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