Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Uganda: Rift Valley Country has a Geothermal Potential of 1,500 MW

Uganda: Country wants to produce 100 MW of geothermal energy by 2025 (AFRIK 21)

(Courtesy CIA.gov)
Thanks to the great Rift Valley in East Africa, several countries in the region have enormous geothermal potential, often untapped. This is the case in Uganda, which is in great need of energy to support economic growth and keep industries running.

According to the Ugandan Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, electricity needs are growing by an average of 8% each year. The country’s production capacity is currently capped at 893 MW, while, according to the same source, Uganda has a geothermal potential of 1,500 MW.

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