Kengen and Greenfire collaborate test closed-loop advanced geothermal system

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  • Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) and GreenFire Energy Inc. (GreenFire) have announced a collaboration to assess GreenFire’s GreenLoop™ (“GreenLoop”) technology in a demonstration of one of KenGen’s geothermal wells in the Olkaria region which has a high temperature and low permeability.

GreenFire Energy has developed a versatile, closed-loop Advanced Geothermal System (AGS) called GreenLoop. GreenLoop can economically access the entire spectrum of geothermal resources that conventional geothermal technology cannot. The technology enables new and existing operators and developers to retrofit existing wells, to expand existing fields with new wells, and to develop new geothermal resources quickly and economically.

“The partnership between KenGen and GreenFire Energy will bolster our 100 percent transition to renewable energy by 2030 through the deployment of more geothermal energy in Kenya’s national grid. The GreenLoop technology will enable us to generate more clean and renewable electricity from geothermal,” said Eng Peter Njenga, KenGen, Managing Director and CEO.

“GreenFire Energy is honored to be working with KenGen, one of the largest producers of geothermal energy in the world. Our patented GreenFire’s GreenLoop™ technology has the unique capability to make wells with low permeability quickly scale-up geothermal power generation,” said Steven Brown, VP Project Development, GreenFire Energy. “We see our technology as one of the driving forces to help Kenya meet its goal of 100% clean energy by 2030.”

Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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