Kenya on the cusp of a geothermal energy boom

East African: Geothermal electricity generation in Kenya started in 1956 when two exploratory wells were drilled to a depth of 950m.The wells never discharged and were later abandoned. It was not until 1985 that Olkaria I (45MW) was commissioned.Drilling continued in the Olkarai II steam field, with 30 wells being drilled by 1991. In 1992, following the aid embargo by the Paris Club , donors pulled out and no work was undertaken until 1999. Olakaria 119(70MW) was commissioned in 2003. Right now drilling......

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