Djibouti: Oddeg chooses KenGen to drill three geothermal wells

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) to drill three geothermal wells in Djibouti. On February 11th, 2021, the East African power producer entered into a partnership agreement with the Djibouti Geothermal Energy Development Authority (Oddeg).

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) will execute a geothermal drilling contract in Djibouti. The Djibouti Geothermal Energy Development Authority (Oddeg) has just appointed the electricity generator to carry out a geothermal well drilling project in this East African country. Under the terms of the agreement signed on February 11th, 2021, KenGen will carry out three geothermal drilling operations in Djibouti.

About US$6.5 million has been made available to KenGen for the drilling of the three geothermal wells in Djibouti. Kenya’s Energy Cabinet Secretary, Charles Keter, has reassured the Djibouti government that the work will be carried out smoothly and that geothermal electricity will be reliable. KenGen is the leading producer of geothermal energy on the African continent with an installed capacity of 706 MWe. Read more…

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