Drilling at Ethiopia’s 70MW Aluto Langano geothermal project is progressing well

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  • Ethiopia’s state-owned power company, Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP)  reports that 6 of the planned 10 wells at the Aluto Langano geothermal project has been concluded.
  • Around 25 MW was confirmed from the 6 wells drilled and tested so far.

According to the Director of the Board, Mr. Mesay Lekadu, the remaining four holes will be tested by the end of the year.

An agreement has been reached with the World Bank to excavate and additional four more wells bringing the total to 14, which will be completed until September 2024. The overall investment for the project is estimated at USD 143 million in loans from the World Bank and an additional USD 24 million through grants.

The master plan is to generate a total of 70 MW from the site, developed in two phases of 35 MW each.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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