NewEnergyNews: KENYA’S GEOTHERMAL BOOM

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    Friday, November 29, 2013

    KENYA’S GEOTHERMAL BOOM

    Kenya's energy revolution: full steam ahead for geothermal power; Electricity may be at a premium in Kenya, but the country hopes to be the world's leading exponent of geothermal power by 2023

    Jessica Hatcher, 22 November 2013 (UK Guardian)

    "…[T]he active east African rift…region is considered one of the most exciting geothermal prospects in the world… [Where teams] have drilled wells, water heated by molten lava roars like a jet engine as it bursts out of the ground…East Africa is undergoing an energy revolution driven…[and] geothermal has become the darling of on-grid solutions for Kenya…[which is why] Kenya's state-owned power producer, Kengen, has been asked to provide consultancy services to Sudan, Rwanda and Tanzania…According to the Geothermal Energy Association, Kenya will become the world leader if its planned projects are completed on time...The country has set the ambitious target of producing 5,000 megawatts (MW) by 2030, which will power millions of homes…The World Bank estimates that geothermal from east Africa's Rift Valley could power 150m homes…” click here for more

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